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Volume 55 

Greenville, NC 27834 

The Buc Reappears 

It is no secret ttiat this is the first volume of the Buccaneer 
to be published in three years. That is not the only thing that 
makes this volume of the Buc special and unique. This volume 
contains more color pages and more special effects than any 
yearbook ever published at East Carolina. It covers the year in 
a way new to this university — a magazine-style format. By 
covering the events of the 1978-79 year chronologically, this 
volume presents a clearer perspective of the times. 

But first, there is a need to discuss the events that caused 
the cancellation of the book for two consecutive years. Each 
year needs to be examined separately, as the factors involved 
in each case were not related to each other. There will be no 
whitewash here. The reasons lie with such things as personal- 
ity conflicts, power struggles, incompetence, and politics — 
things that should not get in the way of publishing a yearbook. 
It Is not a story that anyone should be proud of. 

The 1977 edition fell victim to controversy between the 
editor and the Student Government Association, which at that 
time controlled the funding of the yearbook. Upon the SGA's 
rejection of an unnecessarily large budget which had been 
submitted by the editor, she and her staff resigned. For rea- 
sons only known to the legislators and staff members involved, 
no compromise was reached. Late in the year, a second editor 
was named, who agreed to a smaller budget and a smaller 
staff. But the late start and the theft of equipment from the 

Photo Lab resulted in the cancellation of the book for the first 
time in over 70 years. 

The next year saw the same second editor attempting to 
pick up the pieces and get a yearbook out. The facts behind 
this second failure are much harder to understand and accept 
than those of the first. No one realized a problem existed until 
the beginning of Fall Semester 1978. Suddenly, a Fountain- 
head story claimed that the yearbook was in serious trouble 
for the second year in a row. The story claimed that nothing 
had been done for a year — no plans were made, no pictures 
were taken, and the staff was never told what to do. Amidst 
promises by the editor that the book would be finished, the 
student body waited. November 1978 came, and with no 
progress made, the Media Board cancelled the publication of 
the book. 

No judgments will be made here. But there is one comment 
that must be stated — it could have been avoided if more 
people had taken the time to care. Apathy has plagued this 
campus for several years. It is sad that no one was willing to 
put forth enough effort to insure a yearbook. 

The 1979 Buc staff was hindered by all of this. Those who 
did not understand the situation, were quick to place the 
blame for what had happened on the '79 staff. Co-operation 
was a thing that nobody was willing to give, and the staff — 
consisting mostly of freshmen and sophomores — was put on 
the defensive. This was to be the "make or break" year. The 
future of the Buccaneer was at stake. 


Cover: ECU's new Chancellor Thomas Brewer and newly- expanded Ficklen Stadium. 


Cover: Dr. Thomas 
B. Brewer installed 
as 7th Chancellor of 
East Carolina Uni- 
versity. Brewer suc- 
ceeds Dr. Leo Jen- 
kins, who served as 
Chancellor for 18 


Cover: Ficklen Sta- 
dium is expanded to 
seat 35,000. Pirates 
defeat Western 
Carolina 14-6 in 
dedication game. 
Ficklen is now the 
3rd largest stadium 
in NC. 


ecu's long fight 
winds down as Med 
School begins opera- 
tion. New classroom 
facility is planned, as 
first graduating class 
will be in 1980. 

20 64 72 80 86 174 

Catholic Church Long-awaited Media Homecoming cele- Tragedy In Jones- ECU makes its 1st SGA suffers another 

suffers traumatic Board begins its brated with parade, town sparks re- bowl appearance in year of controversy 

loss of two Popes as year by cancelling dances, and region- newed controversy 15 years, and de- with apathy, finan- 

Paul VI and John 1978 Buc and caus- ally televised 20-3 over religious cults, 'eats Louisiana Tech cial problems, and 

Paul 1 die within 2 ing controversy over victory over William as 900 die in bizarre 35-13, In 3rd Inde- unfair election bring- 

months. its unspent funds. and Mary. murder-suicide pact, pendence Bowl. ing grief. 

178 180 190 196 208 Features: 

Pirates fall to Notre Buccaneer staff sue- Men's basketball After two stormy Radio station IVECLf 104 Dorm Life 

Dame 89-72, in last ceeds in publishing team finishes season years as head bas- tries for second year 132 The Seventies 

regular-season game yearbook for the with an exhibition ketball coach, Larry to go FM. FCC foot- 152 Snow 

played at South first time in three game against Soviet Gillman resigns, dragging impedes 184 "Great Escape' 

Bend, Indiana. years. National team. much to the relief of success. 198 Downtown 

his adversaries. 220 Apathy 


Editor: Craig Sahli 
Business Manager: Terry Brown 
Copy Editor: Martha Oakley 
Academics Editor: Janet Wiener 
Activities Editor: Robin Stone 
Athletics Editor: Barrie Byland 
Classes Editor: Theresa Shcats 
Organizations Editor: Ronnie Gill 
Assistant Athletics: Bob Debnam 
Assistant Organizations: Ramona I 
Louise M. 
Layout Artist: Ellen Fishburne 
Writers: Richy Smith 

Anne Tharrington 

Luke Whisnant 
Artists: Andy Anderson 

Typists: Adri 



John Grogan 
Chap Gurley 
Doug Melton 
Pete Podeszw 
Steve Romero 

Classes Portraits By: Stevens Studios 
Bangor, Maine 

Printed By: Josten's/American Yearbook Co 
Clarksville. Tennessee 

Published By: Media Board of East Caro- 
lina University 

time's title and format by pe 
the publisher, TIME, Inc. 

Copyright 1979 by Craig E. Sahl, and the 
Media Board of East Carolina University 

Continued from previous page 

The staff has proved itself with the publication of this edi- 
tion — we are not to be ridiculed any longer. The 18-member 
Buccaneer staff and the 4-man staff of the Photo Lab have 
produced this book alone. We give thanks to the few who went 
out of their way to make our coverage of them easier — 
Preston Sisk of the Drama Department, Laurie Arrants of the 
Women's Athletics Department, members of the Student 
Union Major Attractions and Program Committees, Walt At- 
kins of Sports Information. We owe our greatest thanks to the 
Media Board for having the confidence in us to give the Buc a 
third chance. 

This book belongs to the Student Body. To those of you 
who understood, and were willing to give us a chance — we 
hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as we put into it. To 
those of you who bitched, and screamed, and complained — 
we will be available to assist in removing innumberable, inex- 
tractable feet from condemning mouths. 

Yearbooks are becoming out-of-date. It is our hope, howev- 
er, that this edition of the Buc will help reverse the trend and 
re-establish the tradition of a yearbook at this university — a 
tradition never to be broken again. 

Campus Comes To Life 
Ks Student's HTove Un 

4/Moving In 

Rooms vacated for summer break were slowly re- 
opened as students returned to campus. Parking 
spaces filled up as students and parents unpacked 
their cars and trudged up to the dorms to unload. As 
the last day to move in came, the final strings were 
broken and old ones were untied. Old friends were 
reacquainted, new friends were made, and some tear- 
ful goodbyes were said to relatives. Moving in was a 
big step for freshmen, but a familiar one to upper- 

Picture A: A service provided by the SGA, rental refrigerators 
were a valuable addition to many dorm rooms. B: Carrying assort 
ed parcels, two students struggle to climb the stairs. C: A smiling 
co-ed comes prepared for the chilly winter mornings to come. 

Moving In/5 



Drop-add morning shook the sleepiness from students' 
heads as they arose early to avoid the long lines. Upon 
arriving at Wright Auditorium it looked like lines for tickets 
to a Carolina game or a concert. Many students spent all 
day running back and forth across campus trying to find 
stray cards; however, other students were in and out in less 
than tin hour. Their secret who knows? 

Picture A: Waiting in line for drop cards can be tiresome on your feet, or so 
tiicse students seem to be showing. B: At last I'm at the front of the line, but now 
I've scheduled six classes during one hour! C: Checking schedules is important 
both to students and teachers. D: Deciding times to take classes proves hard for 
this co-ed, so she takes a scat and a newspaper to help her out. 


ricklen Expands To Meet ECU's Needs 

ecu's three-and-a-half million dollar enlarge- 
ment of Ficklen Stadium was formally dedi- 
cated during a special halftime ceremony at the 
ECU-Wcstern Carolina game on Sept. 2, 1978. 
Prior to the expansion, Ficklen held 20,000 
Pirate fans; with the addition of 15,000 seats, 
the new stadium promises to be an important 
addition to the ECU athletic program. 

Along with the increase in bleacher space, 
the improved facility now boasts a modern 
three-level press box and an 18-foot computer- 
ized scoreboard. The scoreboard cost over 
$170,000 including the installation fee and was 
donated to the ECU athletic department by 
several local businesses. 

During the halftime dedication ceremony. 
Dr. Thomas Brewer commended Leo Jenkins, 

Dr. Ray Minges, private Greenville contribu- 
tors, and the ECU student body for their plan- 
ning and financial support of the stadium fund. 
The student body alone contributed over one 
and one half million dollars to the fund. 

The Pirates christened their new stadium 
with a lackluster win over WCU, 14 to 6. A lack 
of offensive concentration and a total of seven 
turnovers in the second half led Head Coach 
Pat Dye to characterize the Buc's performance 
as "a comedy of errors." 

Picture A: The new press box is a welcome sight to 
Ficklen, B: The first game in the enlarged stadium was 
played against Western Carolina University. C: The chang- 
ing of scoreboards finalized Ficklen's expansion 



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Ficklen Stadii 

ed by a hungry Wolfpack. C: East 

Wolfpack Kicker 
Boots Pirates 

lO/N.C. Stiite 

East Carolina University's loss to North 
Carolina State was its first in three years. The 
29-13 loss could be contributed to many things. 
Seventy-five percent of the offensive backfield 
was out with injuries. 

Pirate runningbacks Eddie Hicks and Anth- 
ony Collins were both sidelined before the 
game. On the last play of the first half for the 
Pirates, starting quarterback Leander Green 
suffered severe rib injuries. 

The Pirates were left with only one backfield 
starter in the second hcdf. The Pirates then 
committed five turnovers with two of them 

deep in Wolfpack territory. 

It was just one of those nights. The Pirates 
did manage excellent field position after a Billy 
Ray Vickers fumble was recovered by Perry 
Allred at the State 23. 

"We played well on defense," said Coach 
Pat Dye. "I guess they only scored one touch- 
down against our defense, and they didn't get 
many first downs in the second half. They 
moved the ball well in the first half. If we had 
only tackled a little better ", he said. 


Lady Spikers 
Enjoy Winning Season 

ecu's volleyball team ended the 1978 season with 
a 29-13 record. Second-year coach Alita Dillon de- 
scribed the season as a successful one. 

With an 8-4 record in Division I play, ECU posted 
decisive victories over Wake Forest, Duke, North 
Carolina and UNC-Greensboro. 

Led by Most Valuable Player LaVonda Duncan, 
the women had a multitude of offenses from which to 
draw. Also recognized for outstanding play were Ro- 
sie Thompson, Ginnie Rogers, Joy Forbes, Linda Mc- 
Clellan and Phyllis Burroughs. 

This year's young team did well and gained much 
experience, which will provide a strong base from 
which to build for next year. 

Picture A: Ginny Rogers goes up for a block. B: LaVonda 
and Joy Forbes prepare for a serve. C: Becl<y Beaucha 
Rosie Tfiompson get up to block a State spike. 


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Picture A: Heels blockade a strategic run made by 
a Pirate offensive player. B: Piles of purple and gold 
sink a stubborn UNC player C: Two spirited Pirates 
put a stunned Heel in his place. D: An alert Tarheel 
offensive man slides by the Pirate defense 

14/North Carolir 

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Even though the Pirates dominated the en- 
tire second half both offensively and defensive- 
ly, the North Carolina Tarheels took a slight 
edge, leaving the Pirates with a loss of 14-10. 

No one will admit which team was better on 
the field for they were both so evenly matched. 
There was just a suprise ending to the game. 
The Pirates had the football on the Carolina 16- 
yard line, trailing 14-10 with only 55 seconds to 
go in the geune. 

Marching all the way from their own 31-yard 
line, the Pirates were sure the final touchdown 
was inevitable. It was a third-and-five situation. 

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The ball was snapped. Quarterback Leander 
Green looked away and was hit. He was hit 
hard again and fumbled the ball. 

UNC's David Simmons recovered the ball 
and ecu's dream ended in a loss. 

Even though they lost, the Pirates showed 
for the first time what kind of offense they are 
capable of having. 

The six turnovers to their opponents dam- 
pened the Pirates' game, but not their spirits, as 
the team returned home to get ready for South- 
western Louisiana. 

Idea Becomes Reality 

In the mid 1960's several universities 
were trying to acquire authorization for a 
School of Medicine. In 1965, the General 
Assembly authorized planning funds for 
this school at East Carolina College. In 
1967, East Carolina University received 
continued authorization and additional 
funds to plan the medical program. Dur- 
ing 1972-1975, ECU was awarded a one 
year medical school. This program closed 
during 1975-1977, while gearing up for 
its four year program. 

In the spring of 1977 ECU's School of 
Medicine received accreditation from the 
Liason Committee on Medical Education. 
Four months later, 28 medical students 
were admitted. In 1978, they were joined 
by 36 more, and this fast growing grad- 
uate school plans to accept 40 more 
students in the fall of 1979. 

The medical school's offices and the 
basic science departments — Pathology, 
Physiology, Pharmacology, Anatomy, 
Biochemistry, and Microbiology — are 
located on the main university campus. 
The clinical sciences, including Surgery, 
Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and 
Medicine, are housed at Pitt County Me- 
morial Hospital, as is ECU's new Eastern 
Carolina Family Practice Center. This fa- 
cility is one of the largest in the United 
States used exclusively for family prac- 

tice. Other Medical School facilities at 
Pitt Hospital include the regional Neona- 
tal Intensive Care Unit which offers care 
for critically ill newborns and a high risk 
obstetrical referral service which pro- 
vides special care for women with compli- 
cated pregnancies in 29 counties in East- 
ern North Carolina. 

The Eastern North Carolina Helicopter 
Program was also initiated this year, and 
provides a link between fourteen hospi- 
tals and seven clinics. This effort to im- 
prove the quality of emergency health 
care was developed by the School of 
Medicine in cooperation with Dare Coun- 
ty and the Department of Human Re- 
sources office of Emergency MediczJ Ser- 

The School of Medicine and Pitt Hospi- 
tal experienced another "first" in July 
when 24 residents joined the hospital's 
house staff to receive additional training 
in their clinical specialities. Physicians 
participating in the medical school's post- 
graduate training program now total 31. 
Seven residents trained at the Family 
Practice Center last year. 

The ECU medical school also concen- 
trates its efforts in research. At the 

Continued on page 18 

16/MGd School 

Med School/ 17 

Program Starts From Scratch 

Continued from page 16 

present time they are focusing on magne 
sium's role as protection against heart 
disease, childhood earaches, the effect o 
alcohol of fetal development, and region 
al family disease patterns. 

At the present time, the medical schoo 
is in the process of receiving Ph.D. au 
thorization in the fields of anatomy, bio 
chemistry, microbiology, physiology and 
pharmacology. The development process 
for new Ph.D. programs was instituted in 
1975 and will reach fruition with its first 
candidates for degrees in August of 
1979. These programs will be the first 
such studies to be initiated in the state of 
North Carolina since 1971 and the first 
Ph.D. program for ECU. 

By the summer of 1981, the East Caro- 
lina University School of Medicine will 
occupy a nine story Medical Science 
Building, adjacent to Pitt County Memori- 
al Hospital, which will house all of the 
Medical School's departments, clinics, 
labs and classrooms. At that time, the 
enrollment in the school's medical educa- 
tion program will have risen to 200 future 

Picture A: Construction has begun on the Medical 
Science Building, the $26 million educational facility 
for the School of Medicine. B: Ultrasonography is 
one of many tests used to diagnose complicated 
pregnancies referred to the high-risk obstetrical clin- 
ic operated by the School of Medicine C: The 
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. D: Dr, William Lau- 
pus. Dean of the School of Medicine, E: A Medical 
School resident counsels a patient. 

Med School/19 

The year 1978 was a traumatic and historic time 
for the Catholic Church. The church suffered the loss 
of two Popes, and broke a 450-year-old tradition by 
electing a non-Italian to succeed them. 

The aged Pope Paul VI died August 6 after a 15- 
year reign that saw the most profound chzinges that 
the church had experienced in centuries. Paul al- 
lowed many changes that enabled the church to sur- 
vive the tumultuous moral and social upheaved taking 
place in the world, and embarked on a reapproach- 
ment with other faiths. The church was international- 
ized as mciny non-Italian cardinals were appointed. In 
later years, his hope and courage dwindled away, but 
his compassion never died. His death, at age 80, was 
mourned by millions of people throughout the world. 

The conclave that met to choose Paul's successor 
was the largest and most diverse in history. Yet it 
took only one day to choose the Archbishop of Ven- 
ice, CardincJ Albino Luciani, as Paul's successor. Lu- 
ciani honored his two immediate predecessors by 
taking the name John Paul I. John Paul brought a 
fresh, new feeling to the church, and a smile that 
made everyone feel that his would be a revitcilizing 
reign over a faith that was suffering a worldwide 
decline. But before he had a chance to prove himself, 
this smiling man who had captured the world suffered 
a massive stroke which took his life. His brief, 33-day 
pontificate had suffused the church with warmth and 

Once again, the shocked and saddened College of 
Cardineils met to choose a successor. The conclave 
lasted longer than the previous one and its result 
surprised the world even more thcin the election of 
Luciani, who was not even mentioned as a successor 
to Paul. The two-day conclave chose the youngest 
Pope in 132 years, and the first non-ltcilian in 456 
years, Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla, who took the 
name John Paul II. It is clear that the college wanted 
a younger man whose health would enable him to 
tolerate the demands of the papacy. In John Paul II, 
the college got this, plus the extraordinary qualities of 
leadership and experience. The Cardinals reasoned 
that, coming from a Communist state, John Paul may 
well be the best qualified man to lead the church out 

of the worldwide crises that have threatened its very 

John Paul II has proved to be as popular as his 
predecessor, and during a visit to Latin America in 
January, he was greated with tremendous ovation by 
millions of people who love eind respect this pastoral, 
fatherly mem. 

Picture A; Pope Paul VI upon his visit to the International Francis- 
can College where he celebrated the 800th anniversary of the 
death of St. Bonaventure. B: Pope John Paul 1 leaves the Sistenc 
Chapel where a conclave had elected him successor to the late 
Pope Paul. C: Pope John Paul II. the first non-Italian in 450 years 
to be named Pope, gestures after leaving the Sistene Chapel where 
he was elected to succeed Pope John Paul I. 

Shocked Church 
Coses Zwo Popes 

Intramurals are a way of life for many 
East Carolina University students. In recent 
years, there has been a tremendous increase 
in the overall participation in the intramural 
program. The activities range from Almost 
Anything Goes, for the fun-loving E.C.U. stu- 
dent, to tennis, for the most serious minded 
athlete. The intramurals allow students to 
include vigorous physical activity in their dai- 
ly lives. A wide variety of sports activities 
make the intramurals accessable to a broad 
range of students. Separate categories have 
been designated for men's and women's 
competition in such areas as softball, bowl- 
ing, and golf. The special events selected for 
the co-recreational intramurals provide 
great opportunities for athletic battles be- 
tween the sexes. 

According to Dr. Thomas Brewer, "East 
Carolina University is proud of its outstand- 
ing intramural program. It is our belief that 
each student should be afforded the oppor- 
tunity to participate in competitive and non- 
competitive activities. Our intramural pro- 
gram is among the finest in the nation and 
fully meets the University's commitment to 
encourage team games, individual and dual 
sports, and co-recreational activities." 

The East Carolina Physical Education De- 
partment strives to get students to under- 
stand the importance of "physical activity as 
a way of life." The outstanding increase in 
participation in these intramural activities 
proves that the students are listening. 

with this contraption. I'm precious cargo, ya know!" 
Perhaps Almost Anything Goes isn't for you. but surely 
there are numerous other sports offered in the intramu- 
ral program that you're interested in. These sports not 
only offer physical fitness, they give students the 
' mce to meet new people. So. if you're tired of 
jogging your legs off to keep trim or just plain bored 
with your present leisure activities, why don't you take 
a look into East Carolina's intramural program. Who 
knows, you may find just what you have been searching 


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On Saturday, October 14, 1978, at 8 p.m. the 
Student Union Major Attractions Committee present- 
ed their opening concert of the year. The Brothers 
Johnson-Mother's Finest concert brought together a 
peculiar blend of audiences, entertaining rock-and- 
roll lovers and soul-funk enthusiasts. 

Both Mother's Finest and Brothers Johnson have 
had success in the record business but Brothers John- 
son had top billing. However, it was Mother's Finest, 
the rock-oriented group that received an encore. The 

members sought to please the crowd, and their fine 
performance left at least half the audience begging 
for more. 

Brothers Johnson, a soul group with a strong jazz 
influence, opened its segment of the show with Get 
the Funk Out Ma Face. The group unloaded a few 
fast songs and then slowed for some romantic num- 
bers, but the Mother's Finest — primed audience 
seemed ready for more than what Brothers Johnson 
had to offer. 

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Picture A: George and Louis Johnson break out with funk and 
rock in front of an exotic background. B: Responding to audience 
reaction. Mothers Finest gives peace with a little on the side. C: 
Getting a kick out of life, Brother and backup add excitement to an 
otherwise boring show, D: Shining in music as well as their dancing. 
Kennedy and Murdock bring students to their feet in appreciation 
of their excellent showmanship. 



The Pirates' 23-17 victory over Texas-Arlington was a slim 
one. The first seven minutes of the game claimed the only 
touchdowns made during the four quarters. These, along with the 
outstcinding eleven points scored by kicker Bill Lamm, totaled the 
Pirates' score. But, as head coach Pat Dye said after the game, 
"you've got to win some games like this every year." 

"If you're going to be a good football team and have a good 
record, winning comes in a lot of different ways," Dye said. "But 
I was proud of our teeim, and I'm happy we won." 

The Pirate offense weakened in the second half when quarter- 
back Leemder Green was injured. Only the Pirate defense and the 

field goals of Lcimm gave the Pirates enough second half points to 
secure a final victory margin. 

Picture A: Pirate Steve Greer struggles to gain yardage as a 
determined Mavericlt tries to choke his progression. B: Footbail is 
definitely a contact sport as shown during this particular play. C: 
Leandcr Green, who was injured during the second quarter of the 
gaine, tries to dodge an aggressive opponent. 



28/WomePs Tennis 



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The East Carolina Women's Tennis Team started the 
fall season with a new coach and a bright outlook. 
Barbara Olschner is a new face on the ECU. sport 
scene. At the beginning of the season, she was assured 
that her team's strength laid in their youth, consistency, 
and concentration. 

Two of the players, Debbie Spinozzola and Pat Stew- 
art hold particularly high esteem in their coaches eyes. 
Pat, a transfer from Hofstra, is sighted as the top player 
on this year's team. 

Although Olschner's confidence is just, she was ex- 
tremely concerned with the experience held by the sea- 
son's opposition. The strongest asset of the team was 
their<onstant dedication and their intense desire to win. 

Picture A: Pat Stewart of New York demonstrates a facet of the style 
that makes her number one on the court. B: Intense concentration and 
a serious dedication to the sport of tennis are just two assests all 
winners possess. C: Debbie Spinozzola is the holder of the second 
place title on the Pirate team. 

Deaths, Disasters, 
Debacles and Daredevils 

San Diego Plane Crash Worst In U.S. History 

The hellish orange flames and black 
smoke that rose quickly into San Diego's 
morning skies on September 26, 1978 
signalled the worst air tragedy in U.S. 
aviation history, as more than 150 people 
lost their lives. The deaths included all 
135 people aboard Pacific Southwest Air- 
lines' Boeing 727, the two occupants of a 
tiny Cessna 172 that collided with it, and 
at least 13 people on the ground who 
were struck with flaming debris. 

The collision dramatized the haphazard 
nature of midair collisions. The evidence 
collected by the more than 100 Federal 
Avaition Administration investigators in- 
dicated that both the veteran pilots were 
following proper safety procedures, and 
that air traffic controllers had alerted 
both pilots of their dangerous proximity 
— and yet they still collided. 

The airliner, descending for a landing, 
overtook the small, ascending Cessna and 
flipped it against the airliner's lowered 
right wing. Both planes burst into flames 
cind plunged to the ground. 

On the ground, chaos spread through 
the quiet residential areas in which the 
planes plunged to earth. The bulk of the 
airliner smashed into houses, causing 
blazes that burned for two hours. 

The devastation on the ground 
sparked renewed controversy in San 
Diego over such a busy airport's being 
situated in a heavily populated area, and 
over the FAA's delaying of use of an 
electronic system to warn pilots of im- 
pending collisions. 

The disaster showed that the element 
of mere chance in course, speed, and 
timing can still doom even the most ex- 
perienced pilots and their passengers to 
innocent deaths, like the victims who died 
over San Diego. 

Picture A: A flaming Pacific Southwest Airlines 
Boeing 727 plunges toward tfie ground, moments 
before crashing into a residential area of San Diego, 
Cal, B: The Lone Eagle II reflects the sun as it 
crosses the French Coast near Le Havre in the first 
successful trans-Atlantic balloon crossing. 

Kucinich Survives, City's Fate Uni^nown 

Cleveland's mayor Dennis Kucinich 
barely survived a recall vote in August, 
but the city itself still faced a tough fight 
for survival. 

The recall was organized by Kucinich's 
enemies who challenged his firing of a 
popular police chief. He was also under 
fire for two brief police strikes, a walkout 
by city mechanics, 23 vetoes of city legis- 
lation and continued struggles by the city 
to meet its financial obligations. 

Kucinich won by a slim 236-vote mar- 
gin given him by his only supporters, the 
white working-class ethnics. He may have 
survived himself, but his city still faced 
enormous problems, including raising 
enough money to pay off long term notes 

due in December, shoring-up faltering 
city services, and a controversy over the 
sale of the municipal power company 
which Kucinich refused to allow. 

His victory did not end his political 
problems, either, as he made enemies of 
both Republican leaders and heads of his 
own Democratic Party, members of the 
black community, the majority of the city 
council, and leaders of the Teamsters 
Union and local AFL-CIO. The mayor 
made changes in his staff and pledged to 
forget the past and try to work with other 
city leaders to restore public confidence 
in the city's government and to avoid 
default later iri the year. 

Americans Set Aviation History 

An enormous silvery balloon appeared 
over the skies of France during August, 
as three Americans from New Mexico 
made history by being the first to cross 
the Atlantic in a balloon. 

The helium-filled balloon finally landed 
in a wheat field in the village of Miserey, 
50 miles west of Paris. By then, hundreds 
of people had arrived to welcome the 
adventurers to France. Upon arriving, the 
crew popped the cork from a bottle of 
champagne and began toasting their 
achievement eind each other. Their 

3,100-mile-historic trip from Presque Isle, 
Maine to Miserey lasted over SVi days. 
The "Albuquerque Three" had openly 
modeled their trip after Charles Lind- 
bergh's famous airplane flight of May 
1927. They named their craft the Lone 
Eagle II in his honor, and had wanted to 
land at Le Bourget, where Lindy himself 
touched down. Though they fell 60 miles 
short of their goal, they got a welcome 
reminiscent of the tumultuous greeting 
that Lindbergh received. 


Morris (the Cat) — July 7, 1978 - Fin- 
icky star of over 40 television commercials, 
of cardiac problems associated with old age. 

Fields, Totie — Aug. 2, 1978 - Talk 
show comedian who staged a comeback to 
night-club circuit following amputation of her 
left leg in 1976, of a heart attack, in Las 

Paul VI — Aug. 6, 1978 - Supreme Pon- 
tiff of the Roman Catholic Church, of a heart 
attack in Rome, after a 15-year reign. (See 
page 20.) 

Fontaine, Frank — Aug 8, 1978 - 
Comedian known as "Crazy Guggenham," 
who was a zany second banaina to Jackie 
Gleason in the 1960's, of a heart attack. 

Prima, Louis — Aug. 8, 1978 - Jazz 
trumpeter and gravel-voiced singer and 
bandleader, after lingering in a coma for 3 
years, in New Orleans. 

Kenyatta, Jomo — Aug. 22, 1978 - 
President of the Republic of Kenya, who led 
his country to independence and a moder- 
ately prosperous "African Socialism," in his 
sleep at a beach resthouse in Mombasa, Ke- 

Shaw, Robert — Aug. 28, 1978 - Actor 
and author of five novels who had numerous 
television appearances, in Tourmakeady, 

Warner, Jaclc — Sept. 9, 1978 - Motion 
picture producer and the last of the four 
Warner Brothers who pioneered in produc- 
tion, distribution, and exhibition of films. 

Messerschmitt, Willy — Sept 15, 1978 
— German aircraft pioneer who developed 
German fighting planes of World War 11, in 
West Germany, after major surgery. 

Bostock, Lyman — Sept. 23, 1978 - 
Star California Angel outfielder, of a gun- 
shot wound, in Gary, IN. When he died, he 
was hitting .296, ninth among American 
League batters. 

John Paul I — Sept. 28, 1978 - 263rd 
Pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church whose 
reign lasted only 33 days, of a heart attack, 
in Vatican City. (See page 20.) 

Bergen, Edgar — Sept. 30, 1978 - 
America's top ventriloquist and creator of 
Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and oth- 
ers, in his sleep, in Las Vegas. 




32/ReKh Berge 

"I am joy, I am sorrow, I am fear, pity, love; 
mechanical man. I am dream, I am nightmare; a 
candle burst into flame, a candle burnt out. I am 
gorilla, caged behind bars, straining to meet 
you — to eat you. 1 am mime: impossible doer 
of things, a weaver of spells, a magician you 
can't look away from. I make you believe." 
And believe you do. When Keith Berger enters 
a stage the room is filled with silent anticipa- 

On October 4, 1978, at Mendenhall's Hen- 
drix Theater the same silence filled the air as 
Berger was carried on the stage by two men. 
The young mime went through a series of rou- 

tines which included Mechanical Birth, The 
Flame, The Bizarre Circus, and The Head 
Piece. The crowd might have kept Berger on 
stage for the rest of the evening had the mime 
not had other engagements to attend. 

Picture A: Smiling at the audience response. Berger re- 
laxes from his routine, B; Berger gets laid back in the 
afternoon as students watch in amazement. C: Taking a 
stroll with his girl, the mime entertains students on the mall. 
D: In the finale of his act. Berger's excellent talent definite- 
ly shines through. E: Facial expressions play an important 
role in Berger's work. 

Keith Berger/33 

field hockey: 

a field game in which 

the players on the two sides 

try to score points by driving 

the ball into the opponents' goal 

The East Carolina Women's Field Hockey team had an aggra- South Tournament, 
vating 1978 season. The Lady Pirates ended the regular season Coach Arrants was proud of the team's end-of-the-season co- 
with just a single victory. The team made an outstanding recovery meback. 
in time for the AIAW State Tournament in which they won two of 

their four play-off games. Their winning streak continued through ^^^^^■■™^^^^^™^^^^^^^^^™^^^^^^^^^™"""' 
the Deep South Tournament as they slid by Furman 21. 

Coach Laurie Arrants felt that the slow season was due to the 
extremely tough schedule the ladies had to endure. Despite all 
the disappointments the team had to encounter, the year did 
shine for four players. Leigh Sumner, Sue Jones, Kathy Zwigard, 
and Sally Birch were named to the All-Star Team at the Deep 

Picture A; "Damn, we lost again!" B; Donna Niclnols makes an action-packed pass. 
C: Co-Captain Sally Birch watches her team from the sidelines at the state tourna- 
ment held at Boone. D: Ruth Grossman makes an impressive defensive steal. E: 
Sideline strategy is a vital part of any sport. Ft A well-played defensive rush by East 
Carolina on a penalty corner stroke. G: Sue Jones makes a pass to Kathy Zwigard 
during the UNC game. 

Field Hockey 

Womens' Field Hockey/35 

kreskiim: no 

Preferring the apellation, mentaiist Kreskin claims there 
is no mystery to him at all. As a mentaiist, he invests more 
vigor in participation by audiences than any other entertain- 
er. During his show the audience plays a vital role as 
Kreskin uses his power of suggestion to astound and amaze 
onlookers. Performing to a standing-room-only crowd, he 
left them looking forward to more. 

Picture A: Roaming through the audience, Kreskin selects helpers for hi 
illusions- B: Now, try to shut your mouth! C: The power of suggestion ca 
be very great as Kreskin seems to come out of himself. 






The Pirates met Richmond in the annual Oyster 
Bowl Classic hosted by the Virginia Shriners in Nor- 
folk, and walked away with a 21-14 victory. 

The Pirate offensive line was too much for the 
Spiders as Leander Green engineered all three Pirate 
scoring drives and scored the winning touchdown 
himself on a five yard run with just 1:02 left on the 

"I just tried to make things happen today," said 
Green. "I just worked on the basic things like making 
the good pitch and reading the defense better. This 
certainly was the best performance by the offense in 
a couple of weeks." 

Best offense was the name of the game as the 
Pirates left Virginia with a 5-3 record. 

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SS/Oyster Bowl 

Picture A: Lcander Green fights to gain ground despite the efforts 
of a determined opponent, B: Fred Chavis fiarnesses the move- 
ment of a Richmond player C: Matt Mulholland aides Leander 
Green in gaining precious yardage 


Philosophy Key 

To Dancer's Success 

Performing in a matinee on October 24 and 
an evening show on the 25th, the Nancy 
Hauser Dance Company showed students and 
faculty that there is more to dance than meets 
the eye. Mauser's philosophy, and the thor- 
oughness of the training of the dancers, is the 
key to the success of the company. Besides 
excellent dancing and exceptional choreogra- 
phy. The Nancy Huaser Dance Comapny is 
known for its fine workshops. The performance 
was equally appreciated by all age groups. 

Picture A: Bev Sonen leaps with agility in a scene from 
Recherche 1 976. B: Dance members Gary Lund and Mari- 
lyn Scher's dramatic technique is magnified by their danc- 
ing ability. C: Group shot from Recherche i 976 shows the 
company in a striking pose. 

Nancy Hauser Dance Company/43 




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44,/MEr.-hlng Pirates 

The Marching Pirates performed under the 
guidance of new band director Dennis Reaser, who 
came here from Salem, Virginia, where he was 
director of an award-winning band. Reaser is a 
trumpet player and a composer/arranger who 
performed in the Navy Band and with such celebri- 
ties as Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Sammy Kaye, and 
Nipsey Russell. 

Reaser constructed a new band hierarchy sys- 
tem which consisted of a drum major and two 
assistant drum majors, and three captains equal in 
power, each of whom have four squad leaders. 
The squad leaders serve as "teachers" to the rest 
of the band members. 

The 215-member band performed at all home 
football games and at NC State and North Caroli- 
na games. Band Day was held during the Appala- 
chian State game on November 4. High school 
bands from North Carolina and surrounding states 
participated in the competition, in which the Clin- 
ton High School Band and the Rocky Mount Sen- 
ior High Band tied for first place. 

Marching Pirates/45 

46/Marchlng Pirates 

Picture A: The woodwind and brass sections brighten 
every show. B: Pom-Pom and flag girls give encouragement 
off as well as on the field. C: The color guard serves as a 
backdrop for a trumpet solo. D: A sharp salute adds to the 
band's performance. 

Marching Pirates/47 

is leifcnth Cbncdlor 

The installation ceremony for Dr. 
Thomas Bowman Brewer was held on the 
north lawn of East Carolina University 
campus on a drizzling October 28 morn- 

Brewer became the seventh chief ex- 
ecutive officer of ECU and came to 
Greenville with twenty-two years of 
teaching experience in classrooms of 
higher educational institutions. 

He also had ten years of administrative 
experience as a department chairman, 
dean and vice chancellor. His academic 
credentials in scholarship, research, and 
writing are equally distinguished. 

A processional consisting of student 
leaders, delegates from colleges and uni- 
versities, delegates from learned soci- 
eties, faculty, administration, faculty sen- 
ate, and trustees of ECU formed the long 
line that began the installation ceremo- 

Greetings were extended from the hon- 
orable James L. Hunt, Governor of the 
state of North Carolina and other distin- 
guished heads of orgeinizations from 


President William C. Friday, from the 
University of North Carolina, presided on 
the platform of dignitaries. 

The speaker for the occasion was 
President Jack W. Peltason from the 
American Council on Education. 

Chief Justice Susie Sharp, Supreme 
Court of North Carolina, formally in- 
stalled the new chancellor. 

After Dr. Brewer's response. Rabbi 
Levi A. Olan, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple 
Emanu-El, Dallas, Texas, gave the bene- 

Music was provided by the Concert 
Choir and the Symphony Orchestra of 
ECU under the direction of Professor 
Robert Hause. 

The event was video-taped by NBC 

After the installation ceremony, those 
who attended were invited guests for a 
luncheon with the chancellor at Menden- 
hall Student Center. 

Dr. Brewer and his family then hosted 
an open house at their home for the pub- 



(Season Opener 
DelightcS Audience 

The Drama Department opener, Pippin 
proved a delightful success as the first produc 
tion of the 1978 season. The play, adaptec 
from Roger O. Hirson's book, deals with ques 
tions concerning the search for individuality. 

Choreography and performance carried th( 
show through as each was done to its greates 
talent. Ken Miller and his assistant, Pat Perta 
lion, staged an excellent production of Pippin 

Picture A: Explaining what Pippin is about is tlie cast fron 
tile show. B: Beautiful choreography is shown during thi 
performance of the drama. C: This scene from the pla| 
shows just a few of the magnificent costumes used to brint 
out the characters' personalities. D: Characters of Pippi, 
strike a dramatic pose for the 


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Breaking a semi-traditional habit, ECU students 
decided to party instead of riot on Halloween night, 
1978. Fraternities made their own show of sports- 
manship by giving their own little bashes and, not to 
be outdone, art majors held their annual Beaux Art 
Ball. Dress at these parties consisted of everything 
from regular street clothes to Wonder Woman out- 

Many and varied costumes decorated the dorms, 
streets, and lawns of ECU, as students really out-did 
themselves. Much running around and borrowing of 
clothing and make-up was seen on the evening of 
October 31, as some items were not easily found. 

To many students, the closing of downtown was a 
disappointment, but spirits were lifted when other 
outlets were opened to them. Music, fun, and laugh- 
ter filled the air as friends joined together for a 
"ghouly" time. 

Picture A: A fa 

run out of beer 
young Uncle Si 







On Saturday, November 4, 1978, Chi 
Omega held its annual Parent's Day, in or- 
der to give parents a chance to see the 
house. At 12:Q0 noon, the parents arrived, 
toured the house and were served a lun- 
cheon catered by Parker's Barbeque. Some 
of the girls sang for their parents and at 3:00 
p.m., the parents left in time to see the 
Appalachian-ECU football game. 

54/Clii Omega Parent's Day 

Chi Omega Parent's Day/55 

Hicks Triples Touchdowns 
To Guarantee Pirate Victory 

While Mountaineer quarterback Steve Brown sat on the side- 
lines with a badly bruised knee, the Pirates acquired an easy 33-8 
victory over Applachian State. The win was the second straight 
for the Pirate team. It improved their overall record to 6-3 for the 

Coach Dye was proud of the performance by halfback Eddie 
Hicks who rushed 16 times for 114 yards. Including the 25 yard 
run that scored the first six points for our team, Hicks completed 
the game with three touchdowns to his name. 


PlctuKA: A determined Easl Carolina Pirate slices 
throuj^the tougK"''oppositipn B: The teams ready thcm- 
selve^^ the muscled impact C: The Mountaineers re- 
:''sidelin^pre<^ching from a concerned coach. 


KT *ir 

On Sunday, October 29, 1978, all Greek 
organizations gathered at the bottom of the hill 
to participate in fun and games. Lambda Chi 
Alpha has sponsored this field day annually for 
the last 20 years. Activities included Inner-tube 
Relays, Slow Bicycle Race, Tricycle Race, and 
Softball Throw. The fraternity winner was Beta 
Theta Pi and the sorority winner was Sigma 
Sigma Sigma. The winners received a trophy. 
The Tri-Sigs have won for the past 3 years, and 
as a result had to retire their trophy. The 
group then went to the LCA house where a 
Banana Eating Contest and a Beer Chugging 
Contest were held to conclude the day's activi- 







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58/Lambda Chi Field Day 

Picture A: Phi Kappa Tau's prove that four legs are better the 
B: Inner-tube Relays provide entertainment for many who attend field 
day. C: Alpha Delta Pi sister strives to achieve victory in the Sack 
Race. D: Alpha Xi Delta sisters enthusiastically participate in the Inner 
tube Race. 

Lambda Chi Field Day/59 

Competency Tests Create Controversy 


















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60/ Newsline 

This year, for the first time ever, students in North 
Carolina high schools were required to take a compe- 
tency test before being allowed to graduate. The tests 
caused a storm of controversy statewide, as some 
private schools went to court to fight the required 
tests. The schools eventually administered the tests 
to their students, who scored higher on them than 
students in public schools. 

The test, which involved a simple measure of basic 
computational and reading skills, resulted in a 14 

percent failure rate in reading, and a 19 percent 
failure rate in math for the North Carolina Public 
school system. In private schools, 99 percent of the 
students passed the reading test, and 98 percent 
passed the math skills test. 

The Pitt County School system scored just slightly 
below the state average with a 14 percent failure rate 
on the reading test, and a 20 percent rate of failure in 

Mixed Drinks Legalized In NC Localities 

Early September of 1978 marked an important 
victory for the proponents of liquor-by-the-drink in 
North Carolina, as Mecklenburg County voters gave 
their endorsement to mixed drinks. However, the last 
signs of prohibition did not begin to disappear from 
North Carolina until November 21, 1978. That morn- 
ing brought the sale of North Carolina's first mixed 
drink in 74 years. The drink, a Bloody Mary, was sold 

in Charlotte. 

Other areas of the state which later took affirma- 
tive action on the local-option law were: Orange 
County, Chapel Hill, Southern Pines, Sanford, Louis- 
burg, New Hanover County, Asheville, and South- 
port, while Black Mountain and Dare County voted 
down the issue. 


Helms Scores 
Expected Victory 

Republican Senator Jesse Helms easily defeated 
his Democratic opponent John Ingram in his bid for 
reelection, pulling 54 percent of the vote. 

Helms' liberal campaign spending contrasted with 
his arch-conservative, anti-big government ideology. 
He set a record for the most expensive senatorial 
campaign in US history, which earned him the nick- 
name, "The Six Million Dollar Man." 

Ingram suffered from a lack of support by mem- 
bers of his own party after upsetting the favored 
Luther Hodges in the Democratic Primary. His cam- 
paign was the exact opposite of Helms' — loosely 
organized and poorly financed. 

Helms' strength came from the populous Pied- 
mont, where he carried virtually all the major cities 
cind the smaller textile counties. Ingram won 38 coun- 
ties to Helms' 62, and Ingram's were mainly small, 
rural areas with a heavy black vote. He solidly took 
the northeastern part of the state, much of the Sand- 
hills, and scattered counties in the far west. He car- 
ried Orange County, always Democratic, but lost usu- 
ally — Democratic Durham. 

Helms made no statement after his victory was 
announced, while Ingram conceded defeat and said 
he planned to return to work as state insurance com- 

Picture A: Campaign foes Jesse Helms and John Ingram greet 
each other at the inauguration of Chancellor Thomas Brewer. 


Dailey, Dan — Oct. 16, 1978 - Affable actor and 
song-and-dance man who had many television and 
movie rolls, of anemia. 

Turney, Gene — Nov. 7, 1978 - Undefeated 
World Champion boxer, in Greenwich, Conn. 

Rockwell, Norman — Nov. 8, 1978 - One of the 
most popular artists of the twentieth century. Creator 
of 317 covers for the Saturday Evening Post from 
1916-1963, at his home, in Stockbridge, MA. 

Mead, Margaret — Nov. 15, 1978 - One of the 
world's foremost anthropologists who pioneered in 
research methods that helped turn anthropology into 
a major science, of cancer, in New York City. 

Jones, Jim — Nov. 18, 1978 - Leader of the 
People's Temple, by his own hand, in Jonestown, 
Guyana. (See page 80). 

Ryan, Leo — Nov. 18, 1978 - US Representative 
from California who went to Guyana to investigate 
alleged mistreatment of US citizens at the People's 
Temple, of gunshot wounds sustained there. (See 
page 80). 

Johnson, Sam Houston — Dec. 11, 1978 - 
Younger brother of the late President Lyndon John 
son, who advised him during his many years in office 
of cancer. 

Buzhardt, Fred — Dec. 16, 1978 - Defense law 
yer for President Richard Nixon during the Watergate 
investigations, of a heart attack at Hilton Head Island 

Boumedlenne, Houarl — Dec. 27, 1978 — Presi 
dent of Algeria, who led his country to independence 
and was a leading spokesman for underdeveloped 
Third World countries and for militant Arab nations 
aligned against Israel, of a rare blood disease, in 

62 /Pablo Cruise 




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Complete with plastic trees emd a sunrise, Pablo 
Cruise brought an evening of enthusiastic music and 
show to Minges Coliseum on Thursday, November 9 

The doors opened at eight o'clock, and the crowd 
which rushed in was an eager one. When the group 
came on stage it was welcomed with thunderous 
applause from an audience of over five thousand. In 
the next couple of hours the band did a fantastic job 
of earning that applause and much more. The guys 
performed their music with smiles and energy which 
never faded. They seemed to enjoy the show they 
were giving as much as the crowd. 

The hits. Love Will Find A Way, and Watcha 
Gonna Do, brought the fans to their feet. Although 
those two songs received the biggest response, the 
audience also showed its appreciation for instrumen- 
tals highlighted with the superb talent of piano player 
Cory Lerios. 

Pablo Cruise gave an encore of four songs and 
ended the show with Good Ship Pablo Cruise. 

Acoustics and lighting were excellent, and the con- 
cert, as a whole, was a success. 

Picture A; Guitarist, David Jenkins, fades out to gain musical 
freedom B: Jenkins and Day of Pablo Cruise, accompanied by 
erotic ligfiting play to packed house, C; Cory Lerios plays his piano 
with an artistry found unbelievable to students who screamed for 
more. D: With mouth open wide, Livingston Taylor plays to audi- 
ence with great style and fervor E: Surrounded by his instruments. 
Steve Price awaits the start of a new song. 

Pablo Cruisc/63 

Board Responds 
To Medians Needs 

A Media Board consisting of student leaders and 
administration representatives was created in Janu- 
ary, 1978, by the Board of Trustees. Its creation 
relieved the SGA of control of the Buccaneer, Foun- 
tainhead. Rebel, and Ebony Herald. 

One of the first things the new board did was to 
cancel the ill-fated 1978 Buccaneer, and keep that 
publication's unused funds for capital improvements 
in the various media offices. But because the SGA did 
not have enough money to meet the requests of some 
campus organizations. Chancellor Thomas Brewer 
stepped in and took half of that money away from the 

Media Board and gave it to several organizations that 
were in need. The board then voted to spend the 
remainder of the money to make at least some of the 
necessary improvements. 

After trying unsuccessfully for several years to 
obtain an FM license, WECt/ finally began to see its 
efforts realized with the active help of the Media 

The Media Board better served the needs of the 
campus media, and at the same time removed the 
responsibility for the media from a politically-oriented 
governmental organization. 

64/Kcdla Board 


Picture A: Board member Rudolph Alexander enjoys 
a summer feast. B: 1978-79 board members are Tom- 
my Joe Payne, Dr. Thomas Eamon, Marsha Sullvan, 
Hal Sharpe, Ann Thompson. Rudolph Alexander, Ger- 
ry Wallace, and Mike Morse, C: Board members meet 
with Chancellor Thomas Brewer to discuss the progress 
of WECU's FM application. 

Media Board/65 

Doin ' It Harlem Style 

The exciting and tcdented Harlem Globetrotters 
returned once again to Minges Coliseum on No- 
vember 21, 1978, to play basketball before a full 
house. Geese Ausbie led the team to an expected 

Magic unfolds and history is made every time 
the Globetrotters step on a court. Their expertise 
is reflected in the audience's thrilling response. 

Picture A: A "Trotter" thrills the crowd with a slam dunk. B: 
Forever the clown. Geese Ausbie entertains the crowd. C: Fan 
participation has long been an integral part of the Globetrot- 
ter's performance, D: A trip to the line is a sure two points for 
the Globetrotters. 


New Ail- 

Soccer is sweeping the nation. This European sport's popularity 
has tremendously increased in the last decade, allowing it to charge 
into first place in popularity and gain world-wide acclaim. 

Though the Pirate soccer team ended the season with a disap- 
pointing record, they played one of the toughest schedules in the 
south. While going up against 5 of the top 15 southern opponents, 
the young team, consisting of six starting freshmen, managed to 
break ten school records in the course of their 1978 season. Coach 
Brad Smith felt the odds were against the team because they were so 
young. However, he felt that with a year's experience under their 
belts, the team would end the 1979 season with a much more 
impressive record. 

Picture A: An opponent fact 

the most important aspect of 

Carolina from gaining anotflcr point 

consequences of missing the ball, B: Footwork is 
■• C: The opposing goalie slides to prevent East 


Pig Out 

On Wednesday, November 8th, MRC held a 
pig pickin' to celebrate the Homecoming week. 
Because of rainy weather, the dinner was 
moved to the basement of Aycock Dorm. A 
bluegrass band provided music, and members 
of WRC helped out with the food preparations. 

MRC President Gerry Wallace; Charlie West, 
vice president; Tripp Murray, treasurer; and 
David Murray, secretary, all worked hard to 
make the meal a success. 

and "help youi 
MRC'ers. C: MRC 
turns to dig in. 

ng Pig Picl«in. B: A long \ 
/\e paid off for these hum 
nd their dates await the 

MRC Pig Pickin'/?! 

71'. "rlomecoming 



74/ Homecoming 

Homecoming '78, New Horizons, cele- 
brated the incoming leadership of Chan- 
cellor Thomas Brewer. 

Events begem early in the week with a 
concert featuring Pablo Cruise. The is- 
land-flavored band was more enthusiasti- 
cally welcomed than ciny in several years. 

Excitement was again running high Sat- 
urday morning when the annual home- 
coming parade began. A Pirate ship con- 
structed from wood and automotive parts 
by the Industrial ernd Technological Edu- 
cation Department won first prize in float 

competition. Second prize went to Alpha 

Phi Lambda and Lambda Chi Alpha. 

Regionally televised by ABC, the ECU- 

William and Mary game kicked off at 4 

p.m. The Pirate pass defense, which was 

remked second nationally as it entered the 

game, never looked better than it did that 

Saturday night. After having been beaten 

the previous year by William and Mary's 

Indians, 21-17, the Pirates had revenge 

on their minds, and scalped the Indians 


Continued on page 77 






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Picture A: Suzanne Lamb is crowned homecoming queen 
by SGA President Tommy Joe Payne during halftimc cere- 
monies. B: The new queen poses with her escort, Chris 
Judy. C: Chancellor Thomas Brewer is honored by Kappa 
Alpha's float in the homecoming parade. D: MRC's float 
illustrates the theme of this year's festivities. New Horizons. 

Pirates Scalp Indians 20-3 

Picture A: Leander Green executes one of his 

many rushing plays against William and Mary 
that earned him the Offensive Player of the 
Game award. B: Sheila Mendoza is escorted off 
the field by Gerald Barnes after being named 
first runner-up in the contest for Homecoming 
Queen. C: ABC shows that it and ECU are "still 
the one" by regionally televising the homecom- 
ing game. D: The Pirate defense crushes an- 
other ill-fated William and Mary play. 

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Continued from page 75 

Halftime activities were high- 
lighted with the crowning of 
1978 Homecoming Queen, Su- 
zanne Lamb, who represented 
the Intra-Fraternity Council. 
First runner-up was Sheila Men- 
doza, representing SOULS. Alli- 
son Fuentes, second runner-up, 
represented Clement. 

Continued on page 79 


Picture A: Willie provided entertainment for cheering 
fans before the game and during halftime. B: Left tackle 
Vance Tingler puts the breaks on this pass attempt by 
Indian quarterback Tom Rozantz, C: Allison Fucntes, 
escorted by Bob Spillman, was named second runner- 
up In the Homecoming Queen competition. D: Anthony 
Collins runs around the end in a crucial 3rd down 
situation. E: The float sponsored by the Industrial Tech 
Department won first prize in the float competition. F: 
Chancellor Thomas Brewer and Athletic Director Bill 
Cain pose with the four new inductees to the ECU Hall 
of Fame. Pictured are Jim Johnson, a multi-sport star 
and former head football coach, James Mallory, coach 
of the 1961 baseball team that won the NAIA National 
Championship, Chancellor Brewer, Richard Narron, an 
All-America catcher, Tom Michel, a standout fullback, 
and Bill Cain. 

Continued from page 77 

Winners in the competition for dorm decora- 
tions were also announced at halftime. Fletcher 
Dorm won first place, and Clement was runner-up. 
House decoration awards were presented to Al- 
pha Delta Pi for first place and Delta Zeta for 
second place. 

The ECU Hall of Fame inducted four new mem- 
bers who represented outstanding achievement in 
athletics while at ECU. They were Jim Johnson, 
Richcird Narron, Jim Mallory, and Tom Michel. 




Homecoming/ 79 


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Nine Hundred Die 

^"- In Jonestown Tragedy 

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On November 17, 1978, California Representative 
Leo Ryan entered Jonestown, Guyana, an agricultur- 
al commune of about 1,000 members of a San Fran- 
cisco-based religious cult called the Peoples' Temple. 
Ryan flew to the South American settlement to inves- 
tigate rumors of mistreatment of U.S. citizens living 

Jonestown, named after its leader, the Rev. Jim 
Jones, seemed ominously defensive to Ryan. Jim 
Jones voiced his suspicions that the Representative 
had come to rescue defectors. Ryan and his party 
spent an uneasy night in the concentration-camp 

On November 18, as Ryan cind his party were 
leaving, the Representative was attacked by a assail- 
ant in an attempt to prevent a cult member's defec- 
tion. Ryan, uninjured, but covered with his attacker's 
blood, gathered his party around him, climbed into a 
jeep, and left Jonestown for the airstrip four miles 

Jim Jones, suffering from the delusion that he was 
Christ and Lenin in a single embodiment, and believ- 
ing that Ryan would make an unfavorable report to 
the U.S. Congress, gave orders that Ryan must not 
leave Guyana alive. 

As members of Ryan's party were boarding their 
plane, a tractor appeared at the edge of the airfield. 
Behind the tractor was a flatbed wagon carrying sev- 
eral men from Jonestown armed with shotguns and 
automatic weapons. Within several seconds, between 
50 and 75 shots rang out. When the killing was over, 
Ryan, three newsmen, and an escaping Jonestown 
resident were dead. 

The nightmare continued back at the settlement. 
Jim Jones gathered his followers around him, saying 
"The time has come for us to meet in another place." 
The camp doctor added a jar of potassium cyanide to 
a vat of grape Flavor-Aid. The people lined up. 

Mothers and fathers squirted the deadly liquid into 
their children's mouths. Couples drank Dixie cups of 
poison and embraced, then lay down in the dirt to- 
gether. The few who tried to run were shot down by 
Jones' camp guards. Jones supervized the whole hor- 
ror, then shot himself. 

It came to be called "The Suicide Cult." The daily 
body count grew higher and higher and finally 
stopped at 913. Nearly a thousand people — Ameri- 
cans, black and white, poor and affluent — died 
there in the Guyana jungle. 

It was a grisly Thanksgiving. 

Picture A: The vat of death sits on a pianl( wallfway at the 
People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana, with the bodies of some of 
the more than 900 victims of the murder-suicide plot on the 
ground. The vat contained an ade drink laced with cyanide. 



The Pirates destroyed Marshall's Herd 
45-0 in the last game of the season. But, with 
a 1-9 record and a coaching staff facing 
unemployment, Marshall had very little at 
stake. Entering the game with the nation's 
second best passing defense, the Pirates 
limited Marshall to just 119 total yards, with 
just 37 yards passing at the finish of the 

"Our defensive backs have set the tempo 
throughout the entire season," Dye said. 
"They came back this fall in great shape auid 
they have been an inspiration to the whole 



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Marathon '33, which was performed December 
5-9 at McGinnis Auditorium, proved a smashing 
success. With authentic costumes of the Depres- 
sion era, and an authentic setting, the play was 
most intriguing. Characters' parts came to life as 
they struggled to stay on their feet to win the 
paltry prize being offered. 

Picture A: This jolly threesome joins together to give us a 
couple of "doowahs" B: Begging his girlfriend to get up and 
continue to dance seems to not be working. C: Announcing the 
songs with a Bogart look, this character is relaxed and enjoying 
himself D: During one of the 10-minute rests, a young girl 
holds a mirror so hfp partner can shave. E: A tense point in the 
drama, when control of the microphone becomes important. 

Marathon '33/85 

'Zet Me Tell You One Thing, We Weren't 

The Most Polished Unit Out There Today, 

But We Got After Their Asses. 

And That's The Way You Play The Game. " 

The Pirates celebrated their first bowl 
appearcince in 13 long years by capturing 
the Independence Bowl title in Shreve- 
port, Louisiana. The 35-13 victory over 
the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech was the 
perfect ending of a sometimes-frustrating 

The Pirates outmanned the Bulldogs at 
every turn, as they converted four tur- 
novers into as many touchdowns as Tech 
would allow. Pirate fullback Theodore 
Sutton, the game's most vcJuable player, 
proved to be an Important asset to the 
team as he rambled 45 yards down the 
left side of the field for a touchdown. 

"We had to get the momentum back 
and we needed something big offensively 
to happen," Sutton said. 

Sutton set an Independence Bowl re- 
cord with 17 carries for 143 yards. 

Quarterback Leander Green executed 
the offensive line as well as it could be 
done in ciny game. He finished the game 
with 41 yards rushing and completed four 
passes for another 54 yards. 

The team played before an enthusiastic 
crowd of 18,200 fcins in the State Fair 
Stadium in Louisiana. 

The Pirates had much to celebrate and, 
yes folks, celebrate they did. 

Picture A: The team brought this magnificent tro- 
phy back to Greenville as the prize for their victory 
over Louisiana Tech. B: John Morris, Rocky Butler, 
and Mindell Tyson don the special Independence 
Bowl jerseys. C: The turnout of only 18,200 fans 
was a disappointment to the Bowl sponsors. 

86/Independence Bowl 



Picture A: Gaining yardage seems almost impossible for this particular 
Pirate, for. as Louisiana Tech fell behind, their determination rose, B: Thomas 
McLaurin rushes to defend the Pirate team C: Joe Godette displays the 
special football jerseys worn at the Independence Bowl. D: A Louisiana player 
makes sure this Pirate carries the ball no further. E: It's a good thing Eddie 
Hicks was available for Leander Green's last-minute pass-off. for the way 
things look, the play would have ended at the hands of number seventy-five. 

Independence Bowl/89 

90/Indcpcndence Bowl 

Indc^Dendence Bowl/91 

International Language Organization 
Sponsors Christmas Party 

onal Lan.i..o-G;; O/ganlzatlon 

In 1977, all of the different foreign lainguage 
organizations were combined to form the Interna- 
tional Language Organization. It is a non-profit 
organization that works with the internationaJ stu- 
dents. Activities included the Octoberfest, the In- 
ternational Christmas Party, and a Sioree Fran- 
caise. The group met bi-monthly eind occasionally 
hosted guest speakers. Anyone who speaks a for- 
eign language or hcis taken a foreign language may 
join with a $2.00 fee per semester. Officers were 
Tammy De Jaager as president, Martha Fisher as 
vice-president, and Suscin Brock as treasurer. 
Louis Acevez serves as advisor for the group. 

Picture A: Interested persons enjoy the International House 
Christmas Party, B: Good eats C: The International House 
Christmas Party provides fellowship among members. 

International Language Organi2ation/93 

ecu's chapter of Phi Upsilon Omi- 
cron, a national home economics honor 
society, received accredidation from the 
Association of College Honor Societies. 
Membership in the society requires aca- 
demic excellence, leadership, and profes- 

Following the year's theme of "maxi- 
mizing human potential", the honor soci- 
ety held a leadership workshop in More- 
head City March 23-25. It was attended 
by officers of all the home economics 
organizations on campus. 

In a fund raising project, the group sold 
T-shirts which sported the slogan, "Home 
Economists Live It Up". Phi Upsilon Omi- 
cron's second project for the year in- 
volved providing the community with fly- 
ers informing them of the proper proce- 
dures to follow in reporting child abuse. 

The annual Ruth Lambie Scholarship 
was received by Carla Manning for use in 
graduate school. 


People Play 

The East Carolina University intramural program pro- 
vides a wide variety of sport to choose from. Any stu- 
dent interested in the program should contact the Intra- 
mural Sports Office located in room 204 of Memorial 
Gymnasium. The co-recreational calendar offers soft- 
ball, Almost Anything Goes, tennis mixed doubles, vol- 
leyball, two-on-two basketball, bowling, iceball, inner- 
tube waterbasketball, badminton mixed doubles, frisbee, 
putt-putt, archery, baseball trivia, skateboard, and 
horseshoes singles/doubles. The list of men's and wom- 
en's sports include flag football, golf, team tennis, one- 
on-one basketball, track and field, soccer, team hand- 
ball, free throw shooting, basketball, swimming, slam 
dunk, wrestling (men), badminton, softball, volleyball, 
and marathon. So "add physical activity, fun, and fitness 
to your way of life" and get involved in the games of 
ECU intramural sports. 

Picture A: It's the "Human Innertube 
of Almost anything Goes. B: Lacrosse 
ity in Eastern North Carolina and is o 
to the program C. Flag football - 

. just one hilarious aspect 
5 slowly gaining popular- 
e of the newest additions 
jughing it! 






Phi Sigma Iota is the foreign language honor soci- 
ety of ECU. Membership is based on merit, excep- 
tional grades and general all-around standing. 

Its purpose is to recognize exceptional ability and 
attainment in the study and teaching of foreign lan- 
guage, the stimulation of advanced research in this 
discipline, and the promotion of cultural enrichment 
and the sentiment of international amity gained from 
the knowledge and utilization of foreign language. 

During the academic year five meetings are held 
with a guest speaker from the foreign language de- 
partment. Graduating seniors read a paper written in 
their major language. 




01 bo 



Carter Dumps Taiwan; 
Recognizes China 

The United States and China formally established 
diplomatic relations January 1. At the same time, the 
government severed its relations with the Nationalist 
Chinese government on Taiwan. 

The resumption of formal diplomatic relations was 
celebrated with simultaneous receptions at the US 
and Chinese liason offices in Peking and Washington. 

Under the terms of the agreement the United 
States agreed not to sell any more arms to Taiwan 
and to abrogate the mutual defense treaty with 
Taiwan effective January 1, 1980. The US also 
agreed to maintain unofficial trade and cultural rela- 
tions with Taiwan. 

Administration officials assured US businessmen 
that relations with China would not prevent expan- 

sion of trade with Taiwan. 

Chinese vice-premier Teng Hsaio-ping arrived in 
the US on January 28 to solidify the relations that 
had begun on January 1. Teng held a series of talks 
with President Carter at the White House, and they 
signed agreements on cultural and scientific ex- 

Other issues to be settled were claims for assets 
that were frozen in each country upon the victory of 
the Chinese Communists in 1949. 

Teng praised the establishment of diplomatic rela- 
tions and the signing of the agreements by saying 
"this is not the end, but just a beginning," and that 
"there are many more areas of bilateral co-operation 
and more channels waiting for us to develop." 

Pol Pot Regime Ousted 
By Rebels, Vietnamese 

The insurgent Kampuchean United Front for Na- 
tional Salvation announced on January 8, 1979, the 
overthrow of the government of Premier Pol Pot, and 
its replacement by a People's Revolutionary Council 
of Cambodia formed in Phnom Penh "to govern the 

The combined force of Cambodian rebels and Viet- 
namese soldiers launched its offensive on December 
28, 1978, and captured Phnom Penh on January 7, 

While the United Front announced that "Phnom 
Penh and all the provinces of Cambodia were totally 
liberated," strong Cambodian government resistance 
was reported continuing in territory captured by the 
Vietnamese, particularly east of the Mekong River 
near the Vietnamese border. By January 12, Viet- 
namese troops had advanced to Battambang, in the 
western part of the country near the Thai border. 

Deputy Premier ieng Sary was rescued by a Thai 
helicopter on January 11, and was flown to Bangkok. 

He was denied asylum in Thailand, and flew to Hong 
Kong and crossed into China from there. 

Premier Pol Pot, the leader of the most dictatorial 
and repressive regime in world history, was believed 
to have remained in Cambodia, along with some 
members of the Chinese Embassy. 

The four-year regime of Pol Pot undertook the 
most revolutionary social changes in history, forcing 
people out of the cities to work in rice fields, eliminat- 
ing currency and reinstating the barter system, and 
reportedly killing hundreds of thousands of Cambo- 
dians who resisted the changes. 

More than 700 foreign officials and advisers In 
Cambodia crossed into Thailand January 8 to escape 
the Vietnamese drive. Among them was the Chinese 
Ambassador to Cambodia. About 650 of the arrivals 
in the Thai border town of Aranyprathet were Chi- 
nese, whose country was the only one in the world 
maintaining supporting relations with the Pot regime. 



stealers Claim 3rd NFL Title 

The Pittsburgh Steelers won the championship of the 
National Football League January 21, with a 35-31 
victory over the Dallas Cowboys. Pittsburgh, which had 
won NFL titles in 1975 and 1976, became the first team 
ever to win three Super Bowls. 

Super Bowl XIII was played in the Orange Bowl in 
Miami before a sellout crowd of 78,656 and a national 
television audience estimated at 95 million viewers. 

The contest was regarded as the best played and most 
exciting of all Super Bowls, as several records were 
broken, including most points scored, 66, and most 
touchdowns, nine. 

Alabama, USC 
Chosen Number One 

The University of Southern California and the Univer- 
sity of Alabama were named the national champions of 
college football in separate wire-service polls. United 
Press International picked USC January 2 in a survey of 
35 college coaches. The Associated Press chose Ala- 
bama number 1 on January 3 in a poll of sportswriters 
zmd broadcasters. 

Southern California finished the season with a 12-1 
record, including a victory over Michigan in the Rose 
Bowl. Alabama was 11-1 for the season, including a win 
over previously-undefeated Penn State in the Sugar 

The differing polls caused tremendous controversy 
and renewed calls for a playoff system to determine the 
national champion. 

Supporters of Southern Cal argued that the Trojans 
deserved to be number 1 on the strength of their 24-14 
defeat of Alabama earlier in the season. Alabama's back- 
ers pointed our that USC's only loss came at the hands 
of unranked Arizona State, and that they should be 

The UPl poll listed Alabama in second place, while 
the AP poll listed USC as runner-up. Both polls listed 
Oklahoma, Penn State, and Michigan as the third, 
fourth, and fifth place teams, respectively. 

UP! rounded out its top ten teams with Clemson, 
Notre Dame, Nebraska, Texas and Arkansas. The AP 
picked Clemson, Notre Dame, Texas and Houston. 

Down 35-17 with less than four minutes to play, the 
Cowboys moved the ball 89 yards in eight plays. The 
drive ended with a seven-yard touchdown pass, and an 
extra point which made the score 35-24. 

The Cowboys recovered an onside kick on the next 
play and moved down the field again. Wide receiver 
Butch Johnson snagged a four-yard touchdown pass 
with 22 seconds left in the game. The contest ended 35- 
31, with the extra point. 


Mingus, Charles — Jan. 5, 1979 — Jazz musician, 
composer, bandleader, and virtuoso of the bass, 
whose emotional, free-floating music helped shape 
modern jazz. 

Lawrence, Marjorie — Jan. 13, 1979 — Austra- 
lian — born soprano who resumed her career in a 
wheelchair after being stricken with polio in 1941, of 
a heart attack, in Little Rock, Ark. 

Mowrer. Elizabeth Hadley — Jan. 22, 1979 - 
The first of Ernest Hemmingway's four wives. Hem- 
mingway dedicated The Sun Also Rises and A Mo- 
veable Feast to her and assigned her the royalties, in 
Lakeland, Fla. 

Stakman. Elvln — Jan. 22, 1979 - Pre-eminent 
plant pathologist who led the war against wheat dis- 
eases, and increased the world's wheat yields by 
breeding new, hardier strains, of a stroke, in St. Paul, 

Rockefeller, Nelson — Jan. 26, 1979 - Former 
vice-president of the United States, and governor of 
New York from 1958-1973. Rockefeller's career in 
public service spanned 40 years and included ap- 
pointments under six presidents. He died of cardiac 
arrest, in New York City. 

Dubs, Adolph — Feb. 14, 1979 - US Ambassador 
to Afghanistan, after being kidnapped and shot by 
Afghan Moslem extremists, in Kabul, Afghanistan. 


Brewer Rddresses 
Panhellenic Banquet 

102, pr.nhelienic Banquet 


The Panhellenic Scholarship Banquet was held at the 
Moose Lodge on Thursday night, February 15, with Chan- 
cellor Thomas Brewer as guest speaker. After Brewer's 
address, awards were presented. 

The Panhellenic Scholarship trophy was presented to 
Kappa Delta for upholding the highest grade point average. 
Kappa Delta also received the most improved sorority 

Following the presentation of awards, the installation of 
officers closed the banquet. 

Picture A: The Philanthropic Award was presented to Kappa Delta for 
excellence in their field of philanthropic work during the year, B: Panhel- 
lenic officers presented awards during the Scholarship Banquet. C: Outgo- 
ing Panhellenic President Ann Thompson presents Hera Award to Gay 
Blocker, outstanding Alpha Phi Alumni. 

Panhellenic Banquet/103 

TwENTy-FouR Hour iNSANixy 

104 /Dorm Life 

Last January during the cold weather, someone 
who lives In Jarvis told me that the dorms were on a 
strict energy rationing program: one day there was 
hot water and no heat, and the next day the heat 
was on but the showers were arctic. I was sympa- 
thetic. I remember dozens of nights in Jones when I 
was jerked awake as the heat came on at 4 a.m., so 
loud you'd swear someone downstairs was beating 
on the pipes with a ball-peen hammer. 

1 remember the energy shortage last year too: 

Virginia Power and Light sent memos around to 
every room saying that one of their generators was 
down and if students did not voluntarily conserve 
power, they would have to shut down the whole 
university. Minutes after the memo was distributed, 
everyone on my hall plugged in hot-plates, guitars, 
irons, electric pencil sharpeners, TVs, radios, ra- 
zors, and hotcombs. 

Continued on next page 

Picture A: College Hill is the home of many of ECU's dorm 

Continued from previous page 

Every light in my room was on; the stereo was going 
full blast; and my roommate was in the hall yelling, 
"Waste power! Let's go home." 

Anytime I think of the dorms now, I thank God 
I'm out. 1 spent my required two years there, and I 
enjoyed a lot of it, but now you couldn't get me 
back in with a shotgun. Ask anybody — even the 
people who live there — dorm life is 24-hour insan- 

The dorms: where you can stand in the hall and 
drink beer from a glass with no hassle, but if it's in a 
can, the hall advisor will confiscate it. Where your 
next-door-neighbor plays his stereo at volume 9 but 
you're not allowed to play your acoustic guitar. 
Where they fine you $5 for taking the screen off 
your window. 

The dorms: where I ate out every night because 1 
couldn't cope with cooking on my tiny hotplate, 
which kept short-circuting anyway. Where I learned 
in the shower to duck whenever someone flushed 
the toilet. Where I discovered the true value of 

Two years in a row I was the only person on our 
hall who got along with his roommate. That meant 
everyone else, who hated their roommates, hung 
out in our room. Lots of times 1 locked the door and 
pretended to be out — lack of solitude is definitely 
a problem when you live in the party room. 

I never got anything done in the dorms. The pace 
was just too hard to live with. Everything was so 
laid-back, and at the same time, so frantic, that it 
was a real problem deciding what to do when you 
weren't in class. (Usually your hallmates decided for 
you.) And if you ever settled down to an evening of 
serious study, someone was sure to start a panty 

You could always find a party in the dorms. I 
remember standing in the shower on my first morn- 
ing at ECU, talking with the guy beside me about the 
semi-annual perpetual hangover of registration 
week. We were both impressed with the quantity of 
partying the average dorm student could tolerate, 
but I told him I was sure things would be much 
quieter during exam week. "Hell," he said, "these 

DEfiNiTEly An 
ALternatjve LipESTylE 

people don't stop for nothing. You wait and see." 

He was right. No one in the dorms is immune to 
party fever, and exam week just provided more free 
time for getting wrecked. The hyper people O.D.ed 
on No-Doze, crammed during the day and partied 
all night. The laid-back people set up lawn chairs in 
the shower, sat there and drank beer under the cool 
water all afternoon, and later slept or crashed 
through their exams. So many people on our hall 
dropped out after exams that LeRoy, our janitor, 
commented, "Livin' in these dorms will drive you 
crazy. 1 know I couldn't stand it." 

The dorms: where there is always something to 
tear up if you get bored. In Aycock they put M80's 
in the commodes and literally demolished the bath- 
room fixtures. In Jones they leaned 39-gallon gar- 
bage cans full of water against a door and waited for 
the occupant to come out. Every night there were 
shaving cream fights and trash can burnings. People 
threw furniture out the windows, kicked holes in 
glass panels. One night 1 watched a guy take an axe 
to his chair — he smashed it to kindling, too, with- 
out batting an eye. My roommate that year was a 
pyromanic: he lit long trails of lighter fluid in the 
halls and burned announcements off the bulletin 
board. Then he learned to blow 12-foot fireballs 
from his mouth and every night during Homecom- 
ing week he walked around College Hill "treating" 
the dorms to a fireshow. 

The dorms: where there was a power failure 
anytime you were desperately trying to finish an 
English paper on an electric typewriter. Where you 
could always hear five stereos at once, whether you 
wanted to or not. Where campus police roamed the 
halls and told residents they'd be "detained for 
questioning" if they yelled out the window again. 

Where my next-door neighbor collapsed in the 
corner and vomited in the trash can at the end of 
last year, and a confirmed day student who was 
sitting on my bed turned to me and said, "This place 
is sheer insanity. How can you live here?" 

I thought for a minute. I couldn't remember the 
answer, and that's when I decided to move out. 

106/Dorm Life 

Picture A: Cold showers at 3:00 am. are a necessity 
for some dorm students. B: A moment of solitude is a 
rare occurance in a dorm, C: Could this really be "The 
Gates of Hell?" 

Dorm Life/ 107 

■Pirates traveled to 

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jfida on December 8th and 9th, 1978. TJ 
|land for their fourth cpris«,c^tive roai ' ' 

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for Alice in Wond, 

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h Friday, the Pirates*ahled the Indiana State Sycamores. 

Jmatch was->)|led aAs;^shootout" between IndiMa<6tate's 
Bird andHl^ Caftina's Oliver MacJI The ( 

, ition's t^Hfo ^Krs added fire tqi^the '^ 

in the s 

he game with a flhishing score of 107-82. 

^age factor cerjajnly affected the Pirate's performance, 
a young teaip; ' said Gillman, "and four games on the 
Lit for any veteran team. We'd like to come out and 
Ifely, but we're just too beat after the four games." 
Bw what the outcome would have been for the 
Pirates ha?rn»ey been rested for the two games. Surely a victory 


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Have you ever had the desire to become involved in a 
sport, but never got up enough nerve to do so because you 
felt you weren't good enough? Well, the ECU. intramural 
program is for you because perfection isn't sought, participa- 
tion is. Your interest is your ability to excel! in intramurals. 
You gain twice as much as you put in. The social, as well as 
the physical, rewards are unsurpassed. Dr. Wayne Edwards, 
the Intramural Sports Director, urges all students to look into 
the program. "In intramural sports, it's the participant, not 
the spectator, who really counts!" 

Intramurals are a vital part of university existence. The 

opportunity Is here and it's up to you to take the first step. 
Your participation is the success of the East Carolina Univer- 
sity's Intramural Program. 

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Mendenhall Presents Albee, Fodor 

]12/Speciat Attractions 

The Student Union Artists and Theatre Arts 
Committees each sponsored an event at Men- 
denhall's Hendrix Theater in January. 

Famed playwright Edward Albee directed 
two of his plays on January 24, 1979. The two 
plays, The American Dream and The Zoo Sto- 
ry, were a part of a project called "Albee Dir- 
ects Albee," in which the playwright took per- 
sonal charge of the performances so that they 
would be enacted the way he intended them to 

The idea for the project was Albee's. His 
reasoning behind it was that many people had 
seen his plays directed by others, but that these 
productions never spoke clearly of his own in- 

Albee proved to be as good a director as he 
is a playwright. His direction evoked an under- 
standing among the actors and the audience 

alike that they never expected to achieve. The 
players and the spectators became aware of the 
story itself, not just the production. 

Six days later, on January 30, violinist Eu- 
gene Fodor starred in a one man show. 

Fodor, called the "Mick Jagger of classical 
music," gave a superb performance to the en- 
thusiastic crowd at Mendenhall. 

At 27, Fodor has accomplished things that 
most people can never hope for. His credits 
include one of the top three violin prizes at 
Moscow's Tchaikovsky International Competi- 
tion in 1975. He has performed at the White 
House and as a soloist with several symphony 

His performance exposed the audience to a 
rare dose of classical music, and he left the 
crowd wanting more. 

Picture A: Edward Albee offers adv 
member of the cast of The A 
Dream B: At age 27. Eugene Fod 
extrovert, a ladies' man, and one of i 
violinists in the world. 

Special Attractions/113 

picture A: An Industrial Technology student melts metal in a 
furnace. B: A student works at the printing press C: A Technology 
student displays his welding ability. D: Students concentrate on 
completing their metal projects. E: To complete a proiect for 
Industrial Technology, two students make metal boxes. 

U4/Sch&ol Of Technology 

Technology Offers Careers In 
Teaching, Industry And Business 

The School of Technology offers six pro- 
grams leading to a Bachelor's Degree. These 
include Industrial and Technical Education, 
Industrial Technology, Technical-Teacher 
Education, Business Education, Distributive 
Education and Office Administration. 

Master's Degrees are offered in the areas 
of Industrial and Technical Education, and 
Business Education. 

East Carolina's School of Technology of- 
fers Certification Programs where students 
are able to take courses leading to teaching 
certification in the fields of trade and indus- 
trial education, business education, and dis- 
tributive education. 

The School, located in Flanagan Building, 
contains many laboratories and facilities. 
These include labs for Electronics, Wood 
Technology, Metals Technology, Drafting 
and Design, Graphic Arts Technology, Pow- 
er Technology, Industrial Production, Intro- 
ductory Data Processing, Curriculum Devel- 
opment, Office Practice, Secretarial Skills, 
and Merchandising Technology. 

School Of Technology/ 115 

The WeaI^er Sex Isn V 

A new era of women's basketball began at 
East Carolina this year. Under the supervi- 
sion of first-year coach Cathy Andruzzi, the 
team overcame its height disadvantage and 
exerted a greater team effort to surpass its 
handicap and reach newer and higher athle- 
tic goals. 

The team's strength was in the speed, 
quickness, and endurance of the players. 
However, much depended on the exper- 
ience of its six returning letter winners of last 
season. Rosie Thompson, the Ail-American 
candidate who led the scoring, was the 
team's top performer. With over 1,000 
points accredited to her name, Thompson 
added a twist to the games as the audience 
witnessed the breakage of several long- 
standing records. 

The season's schedule included such 
powerhouses as NC State, Ohio State, Old 
Dominion, Montclair State, and North Caro- 
lina. The Lady Pirates played one of the 
roughest schedules in the state. 

The first game of the season resulted in a 
loss for the Pirates. Though Thompson 
scored 27 points, Campbell pulled through 
with a 70-69 victory. The losses did not end 
there, for the second-ranked NC State over- 
whelmed the ladies and ended the game with 
the scoreboard reading 106-74. The loss 
against the Wolfpack was attributed to a 
weakness in the defense. 

Things began to pick up for the team as 
Duke and Wake Forest suffered losses at the 
hands of the Pirates. The overpowering 
strength of the team enabled all five starters 
to score in the double figures. This surge of 
physical talents allowed the Lady Pirates to 
dominate Wake Forest throughout the entire 

Picture A: April Ro 

during the Pirates' loss to State 

battles two Carolina players for 

Voices Highlight 
Hendrix Theater 

At 8 p.m. on November 15, 1978, The Gregg Smith Singers 
gave a dramatic choral presentation in Hendrix Theater. These 
internationally-known youths filled the theater with a multitude of 
breath-taking arrangements. This remarkable group displayed a 
high degree of excellence during their performance which truly 
delighted the audience. 




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s wrestlers finish with a casa^nsmcms i-o 
record. Plagued by injuries throughout the entire season, the 
matmen never seemed able to pull it all together. 

Before the season began, East Carolina boasted one of the 
finest teams in the state. However, when the injuries slowly began 
to crop up, the team was forced to Idly watch their chances for 
success disappear. With some of the more experienced men out 
with injuries, coach Bill Hill was forced to substitute the lineup 
with a younger, less experienced team. 

Vic Northrup, an impressive 167-pounder, was sidelined early 
in the season with a torn knee cartilage. Butch Revils missed a 
month with severely bruised ribs, and Jay Dc"°' •■•=" K/N»i,^nj »ii 

season with back problems. D. i . joyner, a top neavj 

a previous 20-2 record, was forced to be out all season with-iHtqii^ 

fractured wrist. " ;;*^ 

"No one realizes this, but we had the potential on this team 1 
go undefeated at the beginning of the year," said Northrup '""' 
have had more injuries and operations than edl teeims h< 
last five years put together. We've Just been a t«am -" 
bad luck and it really gets you down." ^^" 

The Wind Ensemble is the top performing group in the School 
of Music. The 54-member group can be joined by audition only. 
The Ensemble, directed by Mr. Hubert Carter, performed three 
concerts, one each in the fall, winter, and spring. 

Picture A: Mr. Hubert Carter diligently directs the Wind Ensemble during the 
fall concert B: Brass and woodwinds add an attractive note to the perfo 

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Members of the Student Government Associ- 
ation Executive Committee put a lot of time, 
energy and effort into their positions. Their moti- 
vation stemmed from their concern for the wel- 
fare of the student body. 

Tommy Joe Payne worked in the SGA for two 
years before becoming president. After obtaining 
the presidency, he found that most students do 
not know much about the inner workings of the 
SGA. "They don't realize that transit and refrig- 
erators and many other things are operated 
through the SGA," Payne said. "It is often a 
thankless job from the students." 

Vice-President David Cartwright found his ma- 
jor in Political Science directly related to his of- 
fice. He worked with the legislature, helped to 
prepare bills, worked to improve the student tele- 
phone book, and set up the absentee ballot which 
was used by 175 students in the November gener- 
al election. Cartwright was concerned that the 
students were not more familiar with the SGA, 
but said he enjoyed his job very much. "1 would 
run again if I could," he said. 

Zack Smith learned that a business background 
was not really necessary for his job of treasurer, 
but that the ability to deal with a lot of people 
was. Smith realized something during his term of 
office that he wanted to pass on to all SGA 
officers. "It's true that everyone makes mistakes. 

-^Da^id Cartwright - Vice-President V 

but never make a mistake that can't be correct- 
ed," he said. 

In her two years of work with the SGA, Libby 
Lefler, Speaker of the Legislature, saw a lot of 
controversy which hurt the effectiveness of the 
egislature. "SGA is taking positive steps now, 
and 1 am happy with my job," Lefler said. "1 am 
trying to work for the students' interests." 

Secretary Lynn Bell worked with the legisla- 
ture for two years doing clerical work. She want- 

Libby Lefier - Speaker ^ the Jawislalure E 

ed the job of secretary to see how the Executive 
Committee operated. "I have learned more on 
the second floor of Mendenhall than ! have in all 
my classes," Bell said. 

Overall, the SGA Executive Committee had a 
successful year which enabled them to serve the 
students well. 

After winning two more games at 
home, the team beat Western Carolina 
84-73 on their court. The win proved 
that the Lady Pirates could win on the 
road as well as at home. Rosie Thomp- 
son and Marsha Girven proved the hot 
shooting force in the action-packed 
second half. 

The Pirates then returned home to 
play North Carolina. Early foul trouble 
and a poor defense plagued the Pi- 
rates, allowing Carolina to go home 
with a 78-73 victory. The disturbing 
game became the Pirate's sixth loss of 
the season. 

The overwhelming defeat of Appa- 
lachian State, 87-57, was a perfect co- 
meback for the Lady Pirates. They led 
by only four at the half, but their sec- 
ond-half blitz, led by Thompson, 
pushed the team to a victory margin of 
30 points. 

Foul trouble again plagued the team 
as they traveled to Johnson City, Ten- 
nessee, to play East Tennessee State. 
The game resulted in a double over- 
time that left the ladies with a 92-90 

The team seemed to bounce back 
and forth between wins and losses as 
they returned home to defeat Long- 
wood College 82-42. The game ex- 
posed 61 rebounds for the Pirates. 

The team then played host to NC 
State and suffered a disappointing loss 
of 94-58. Rosie Thompson scored her 
1500th career point with 11:08 left in 
the game. State combined a tight zone 
defense and superb outside shooting 
to insure their victory. 

Picture A: Marsha Girven goes up for two 
during the Pirate's victory over UNC-G B: Lii- 
lion Barnes threads her way through a tight 
defense. C; Rosie Thompson takes a jumper 
during the team's heartbreaking loss to Caroli- 

128/Women's Basketball 






I I 

Pirates Complete 
Improved Season 

With five returning starters for the 1978-79 basketball season, 
the Pirates began their schedule with confidence as they won 
over UNC-Ashcville at Asheville and St. Leo's at Minges Colise- 
um. The Pirates, coached by Larry Gillman, faced one of the 
toughest schedules ever. But they still won twelve of their twenty- 
seven games, which marked the most victories a Pirate team has 
won since 1975 when the Bucs finished with a 19-9 record. The 
Pirates played against three Atlantic Coast Conference schools 
- Maryland, NC State, and Georgia Tech. They also met Indiana 
State, Notre Dame, lona, Detroit, Tennessee and South Carolina, 
taking victories from South Carolina, lona, and Georgia Tech. 

The team drew heavily this year from the strengths of All- 
American guard Oliver Mack. He was the number two returning 
scorer in the NCAA with a scoring average of 28 points per 
game. Mack was clearly considered the finest player ever to wear 
a Pirate uniform. 

A dominating theme throughout the season was improvement 
in the areas of rebounding and defense. The team's basic weak- 
lesses seemed to stem from the need to establish continuity early 
imong a large group of veterans and rookies, and a very rigid 
slaying schedule. 

Problems also arose from the anti-Gillman factions. Personnel 
jroblems among the coaching staff and the players plagued 
Sillman consistently. Two assistant coaches, Billy Lee and Herb 
)illon, both resigned, while seven players quit or transferred to 
ither schools. 

After the season's outstanding opening, the course changed for 
the Pirates as William and Mary's Indians out played, out hustled 
and out scored them. That loss started a chain reaction as the 
team also fell to the Tennessee Volunteers 89-71. Guard George 
Maynor led all the scoring with 24 points and his teammate Greg 
Cornelius, center, added 14 points. The score was tied at the 
half, but the aggressive Tennessee guard, Gary Carter, returned 
to the floor and initiated an outstanding scoring "blitz". 

Losses traveled with the Pirates as they took on Indiana State 
in the first round in the Hatter Classic and faced Stetson in the 
consolation game on the following night. The Classic, played in 
Deland, Florida, was hampered with problems for the Pirates. 
Both opponents aggressively took the floor and the Pirates just 
could not get themselves together. Oliver Mack was saddled with 
foul trouble most of the night but managed to score 15 points in 
the first half and 18 in the second. Mack was named to the All- 
Tournament team while Larry Bird of Indiana State was named 
the tourney's Most Valuable Player. 

Wins and losses followed the Pirates in the next five games 
with a wide-marginal loss to Maryland and a narrow victory at 
lona. The Pirates made a shocking victory by defeating the South 
Carolina Gamecocks 56-55. That victory marked the school's 
biggest basketball win in recent history. The Pirates never led in 
the first half but their five-man press in the second half paid off. 

It is impossible to think about the mood of the 
seventies without recalling the mood of the sixties. 
Contrasting them both, and trying to get a feel for the 
past ten years, one can't help but remember writer 
Tom Wolfe's 1975 evaluation: the seventies were 
'The 'Me' Decade." 

Compared to the dramatic social changes we wit- 
nessed in the sixties, the prevailing themes of the 
seventies were blase, ennui, and apathy. 

People just wanted to be left alone. At best we 
were into self-improvement: jogging, E.S.T. yoga, 
health food. At worst, we closed our eyes, tried to 
catch a buzz, and coasted. 

Not that there weren't good reasons for cruising — 
we needed a break. The first years of the decade 
were haunted by the prolonging of a nightmare from 
the sixties: the Vietnam War. That horror had been 
with us as long as many of us could remember. The 
early seventies brought increased bombing of North 
Vietnam, U.S. invasions of Cambodia and Laos, and 
the murder of four protesting students at Ohio's Kent 
State University. The 1973 cease-fire and subsequent 
troop withdrawal came as a bitter anti-climax. The 
war had dragged on too long for us to feel anything 
but relief, cynicism, and a heavy callousness. 

The end of Vietnam brought us the beginning of 
Watergate — a fiasco built on betrayal and political 
conspiracy. The credibility gap widened into a chasm 
as we watched Nixon's corrupt White House rotting 

I^e Decade 
Ir ReUespect 

from the inside out. The rancid fruits of Watergate 
yielded two American history firsts: Nixon was the 
first president to resign, and Ford was the first presi- 
dent never elected by popular vote. 

We had a big two-hundredth birthday party. By the 
time July 4 rolled around we'd had about 18 months 
of Bicentennial publicity and not many people cared 
— like Christmas, the Bicentennial was over-commer- 
cialized. The special all-day minute-to-minute media 
coverage of the big day made the whole thing even 
more dull. 

Women's Liberation was the big social movement. 
Peace rallies gave way to rock concerts, van conven- 
tions, and "Human Rights" demonstrations. We had 
a real, honest-to-God energy crisis in which many of 
us got of bed at 5:30 a.m. to wait all morning in lines 
for gas. We had a whole year of crazy weather — 
droughts, stifling summer heat, snow in Florida, and 
one of the coldest winters on record. We opened 
relations with Red China and discarded Taiwan and 
the Panama Canal. We lost a lot of famous people: 
Jimi Hcndrix, Pablo Picasso, Lyndon Johnson, Mar- 
tha Mitchell, Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Nelson 
Rockefeller, Mao Tse-Tung, Elvis, and two popes in 
two months. We lost Patty Hearst for a while and 
then the FBI found her for us. 

Continued on page 135 

132 /The Seventies 

5 rn'r^m^rJ- 

Picture A: South Vietnamese troops fill every inch 
of space on a ship evacuating them from Hue to 
DaNang in March. 1975, B: President Richard Nix- 
on bids farewell to his few remaining supporters 
after announcing his resignation on August 8, 1974 
C: Nixon's successor. Gerald Ford, was the first 
appointed president in U.S. history. Ford was ap- 
pointed vice president after the resignation of Spiro 
Agnew and was thrust into the presidency when 
Nixon resigned 

The Seventies/ 133 

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Every /Har 
Tcr Hin§elf - 

Continued from page 132 

Everybody was looking for something. Millions 
turned back to the Church, from "Jesus Freaks" to 
"born-again" Christians to just plain seekers. Others 
filled their spiritual void with zen, meditation, gurus, 
transectional analysis, self-help and popular psychol- 
ogy paperback bestsellers. We streaked, swapped 
wives and husbands, joined cults. Some of us revered 
Sun Myung Moon as the new Messiah; others ended 
in Jim Jones' Guyana suicide camp. People traced 
their Roots in an effort to find out who they really 
were. Both the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi 
Party's membership increased dramatically. Inflation 
soared. Concern over the world economy became the 
number one issue. The dollar devaluation was a dec- 
ade-long phenomenon. Welfare and federal aid pro- 
grams reached an all-time high in both number of 
recipients cuid amount of money awarded. Unem- 
ployment went from bad to worse to bad again. The 
Tax Revolt took hold in the last two years. 

The blandness of the decade could be summed up 

by the mention of its two original "contributions" to 

popular music: disco and punk rock. 
It was a long ten years. 

Picture A: A portrait of Patty Hearst during her stay 
as a SLA guerrilla. B: The recession of 1974 brought 
overflow crowds to employment offices throughout the 
nation. C: The '70's saw the initiation of anti-pollution 
drives throughout the nation as people finally pushed to 
clean up a dirty America 

The Sevenlies/135 

Iran, Vietnam, Indiana State 
Suffer March Onslaughts 

China Attacks Vietnam In 
"Punitive Action" 

Early March saw the beginning of a war between 
two angry Communist neighbors who have been cul- 
turally and politically at odds for 2000 years. Three 
divisions of invading Chinese troops descended on 
the Vietnamese town of Dong Dang and were met by 
the fierce resistance of Vietnamese regular army 

The assault on Vietnam was expected and well- 
advertised. Tensions had been building ever since 
Vietnam expelled 200,000 ethnic Chinese from the 
country last spring. The Vietnamese rout of Cambo- 
dia's China-backed regime in February brought the 
confrontation to a head. 

Despite Chinese claims that the offensive was only 
a "punitive lesson," world leaders shuddered at the 

global implications that would be brought on if the 
Soviets chose to intervene on Vietnam's behalf. 

By invading Vietnam, China intended to regain 
some lost prestige and prove it is no "paper tiger." It 
also had a tactical goal: to draw Vietnamese troops 
away from Cambodia and thus ease the pressure on 
the surviving forces of the Pol Pot regime. 

The US position was that the Chinese intrusion was 
a result of the Soviet-encouraged Vietnamese inva- 
sion of Cambodia, which, in turn, was seen as Mos- 
cow's response to the normalization of Chinese- 
American relations. State Department officials re- 
sponded to the confrontation by urging Vietnam to 
withdraw all its forces from Cambodia and China to 
do the same from Vietnam. 

Spartans Claim National Championship 

The Michigan State Spartans claimed the 1979 
National Collegiate Basketball Championship in 
March by defeating the previously-unbeaten and 
number one ranked Indiana State Sycamores. 

In their unbeaten, storybook surge to the cham- 
pionship, the Sycamores had trailed by as many as 11 
points in previous games and had rallied to win. But 
they had never been down by 16, and they had never 
faced Michigan State's "Magic" Johnson and "Spe- 
cial K" Kelser. As hard as they tried to write a happy 
ending for what had been a fairytale season for them 
and their rookie head coach, the closest they ever got 
was six points. 

With Johnson's 12 points and Kelser's nine, Michi- 
gan State carved a 37-28 halftime lead, and then 
went on to score the first seven points after intermis- 
sion and gain a commanding 44-29 lead. With 10:05 
remaining in the game, Indiana State's Larry Bird 
lead a Sycamore rally that narrowed the Spartan lead 
to six, but a free-throw and a bucket by Johnson 
returned the momentum to Michigan State, who nev- 
er let go of it. The final score was 75-64, which was a 
double victory for the Spartans — a national cham- 
pionship and the first and only defeat of the year for 
Indiana State. 

Shah Ousted, 
Islamic Repubhc 

Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi left Iran perma- 
nently on January 16, 1979, after a year of political 
turmoil and economic frustrations. The Shah, who 
had ruled for 37 years, left the country in the hands 
of a 9-member regency council that he appointed to 
carry out his duties. Exiled Moslem leader Ayatollah 
Ruholla Khomeini then returned to Iran to set up an 
Islamic Republic under his domination. Khomeini set 
up a Council of the Islamic Revolution, which was to 
eventually displace the regency council and Premier 
Shahpur Bakhtiar. 

Bakhtiar's government was overthrown on Febru- 
ary 11, after bloody fighting in Teheran. Khomeini 
appointed civil rights activist Medhi Bazargan to head 
a government which would transform Iran into an 
Islamic Republic. Bakhtiar and other members of his 
government went into hiding after the coup. 

Voters on March 30 approved Khomeini's Islamic 
republic with a margin of 97%. Kurdish rebels were 
granted limited autonomy by Khomeini several days 
before the election in an effort to get their support of 
the plan. 

Shortly after the approval of the Republic, execu- 
tions of prominent people who had served under the 
Shah were began. The closed trials and summary 
executions of 119 former officials drew outrage from 
within the country as well as from outside, as opposi- 
tion to the Khomeini regime began to grow. Thou- 
sands of people demonstrated in the streets of Tehe- 
ran April 15-17 in opposition to Khomeini's policies. 
Khomeini blamed the unrest on the US and "its 
agents" who were "creating disunity" in Iran. 


Ritchie, John Simon — Feb. 2, 1979 - English 
punkrock musician better known as Sid Vicious of the 
notorious Sex Pistols group, of a heroin overdose, 
one day after being released on bail from prison, 
where he was awaiting trial for the October, 1978 
murder of his girlfriend, in Manhattan. 

Beltra'n, Pedro — Feb. 16, 1979 - Former Peru- 
vian Prime Minister and longtime publisher, of a heart 
attack, in Lima. 

Bartlett, Dewey — March 1, 1979 — Former 
Republican Senator from Oklahoma who was a cham- 
pion of conservative causes, of lung cancer, in Tulsa. 

Villot, Jean Cardinal — March 9, 1979 - French 
theologian who was appointed Vatican Secretary of 
State under 3 Popes, and who served as head of the 
church twice during 1978, after the deaths of Popes 
Paul VI and John Paul I, of pneumonia, in Vatican 

Monnet, Jean — March 16, 1979 — Frenchman 
who was regarded as one of his country's principal 
statesmen, who conceived the Lend-Lease program 
during World War II and played a major role in the 
formation of the European Common Market, at his 
home west of Paris. 

Haywood, Max — March 18, 1979 - English 
scholar who translated Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhi- 
vago and works by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and other 
Russian authors banned or banished in their own 
country, of cancer, in Oxford, England. 

Newsline/ 137 

Cheerleaders Promote 

School Spirit 

The 1978-79 Pirate Cheerleaders cheered at all 
home football and basketball games and at every 
away football game except Southern Mississippi. 

The squad, made up of six girls: Alice Coins (co- 
head), Edna Privettc, Cathy Gray, Patsy Roop, 
Petra McBride, and Karen Jones; and six guys: 
Ronnie Eason (co-head), Mike Aman, Hardee Cox, 
Craig Sholar, Dave Tetrilyak, and Kenny Privette 
(mascot) was funded by the SGA and the Athletic 

As part of their activities for the year, the cheer- 
leaders helped to raise money for the Heart Fund 
and performed at the Phi Kappa Tau Carolina Keg 
Rally. They also held pep rallies at the Elbo Room 
in order to raise money for their trip to the Inde- 
pendence Bowl game in Shreveport, Louisiana. 

The Pirate Cheerleaders entered the National 
Cheerleading Contest, but did not place high 
enough to receive honors. 

Picture A: The squad celebrates after a Pirate football victo- 
ry B: The practice pays off as the Pirate cheerleaders execute 
this mount to perfection C: The team and fans are encouraged 
by those everprcsent smiles D: The cheerleaders support the 
team by participating in the Homecoming parade. 



ECU Intramurals — 

An Aim In 
The Right Direction 

Intramural-recreational sports at ECU include a 
variety of programs. In addition to the extensive 
offering of intramureil sports, programs are offered in 
the areas of sports clubs, informal recreation and 
recreational equipment utilization. 

Sports clubs during 1978-1979 included rugby, 
karate, lacrosse, racquetball, team handball and ski- 
ing. This program provides competitive, recreational 
and instructional experiences for the interested East 
Carolina student throughout the year. 

The informal recreation program provided count- 
less recreational opportunities for thousands of East 
Carolina students. Gymnasiums, weight rooms, tennis 
courts, racquetball courts and playing fields are avail- 

able for "free-play" use, while over 40 hours of 
recreational swimming are available weekly. Equip- 
ment for practically every sport imaginable is avail- 
able to the ECU student at no cost. 

Sports clubs, informal recreation and the equip- 
ment check-out service, provided ample opportuni- 
ties for constructive use of students' leisure time. 
Many students do take advcintage of the progrsims 
offered by the intramural department. Estimates are 
that over 60% of the men and over 40% of the 
women on campus participated in some kind of event 
sponsored by the intramural office this year, which 
proves that there is, indeed, something for every- 

140/lntr imurals 



Swim Team 

Sends Fi/e 



Swimming is one of the most successful pro- 
grams in East Carolina's athletic department. Ray 
Scharf, upon entering the 1978-79 season, had 
compiled an overall record of 73-43 in his eleven 
years of coaching at ECU. This year proved to be 
another victorious one for Scharf's teams. The 
men's team, finishing 5-3 for the season, qualified 
five swimmers for the NCAA Championships. The 
women's team, though completing the year with a 
2-5 record, greatly improved their previous aver- 
ages. All in all, the 1978-79 season was one of the 
best ever for the East Carolina swim team. Ac- 
cording to Scharf, the team managed to rewrite 
most of the record book. 

The men's team opened the season with a loss 
to Alabama. After placing sixth in the Penn State 
Relays, they went up against UNC-Chapel Hill. 
The Pirates, though losing to the Tarheels by one 
point, swam one of their most impressive meets. 
Coach Scharf was extremely proud of the team 
because he realized how hard the men worked to 
overcome such strengths as Carolina. 

Old Dominion was the first to suffer a loss to the 
Pirates. This win of 75-57 was followed by wins 
over Maine, Richmond, and UNC-Wilmington. 

State placed its foot in the way of progress 
when it defeated ECU 66-47. The team's bad luck 
continued with Duke taking the next meet 68-45. 

The men wrapped up the season by winning the 
Wilmington Invitational. This successful endeavor 
was followed by a third place ranking in the East- 
ern Intercollegiate Championship. 


Picture A. B. C. D. E. F: The Pirate swim team practically 
rewrote the record book this year. Members of the men's and 
women's teams are shown during their defeat of the University 
of Maine. 







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Forty-Eight Teams Participate 
In First-Annual Case Stacking Contest 

The first-annual Stroh's Case Stacking Contest was 
held during basketball season. The competition, joint- 
ly sponsored by Strohs and Hallow Distributing Com- 
pany, drew a field of 48 teams. 

The object of the contest was to stack as many 
cases as possible in a 3-minute time period. The trick 
was to stack from the bottom, with 2 members of the 
4-person team balancing the ever-growing stack. 
After the time period is over the cases must stand for 

10 seconds in order to constitute a valid stand. 

The fun-filled contest was won by Rob's Ruggers in 
the mens' division and P.A.S.T. of Gotten Dorm in 
the womens' division. First prize for each team was 

The contest proved to be enjoyable for all the 
participants, and plans are to increase the 48-team 
field and prizes for next year's competition. 

I'H/Casu- Stacking Contest 






Picture A: The competition drew over 40 4-member teams. 
B: The object of the competition was to stack as many cases as 
possible during a Sminute time period, When the cases fell, the 
team had to start over again, and stack as many as they could 
before time ran out, C: This team almost tied the world's 
record of 18 cases, but some of them fell during the 10-second 
period in which they must freely stand after the 3-minute 
stacking time is over. D: The winners of the competition were 
Bob's Ruggers in the mens' division and P.A.ST, in the worn- 
ens' division. 

Case Stacking Contcst/H5 

Inconsistent Play 
Brings Wms, Losses 

After an overtime loss to Virginia Commonwealth 
and a "blow-out" at the hands of Tennessee-Chattan- 
ooga, the Pirates continued to play inconsistently. 
They suffered losses to the Detroit Titans and the 
Wolf pack of North Carolina State. 

Hawkeye Whitney of State lived up to his fine 
reputation by piercing the Pirate defense for 28 
points, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists. His enthusiasm 
obviously spread to his teammates as the Pirates fell 

to the Wolfpack 104-88. 

After so many losses, the Pirates came back with a 
92-79 win over UNC-Wilmington. They dominated 
the game from the beginning and never trailed, and 
led the game by as many as 16 points. 

PIctureA: Freshman center A! Tyson goes up against a Detroit 
opponent- B: Greg Cornelius goes up against State's Hawkeye 
Whitney for a basi<ct, C; George Maynor soars for two points 
against UNC-W. 

!46/Mens Basketball 

Men's Basketball/147 

The Coastal Chemical Company, the largest company 
of its kind in North Carolina, caught fire February 19th 
at about 4 a.m. The fire caused approximately 2 million 
dollars in damages to the company. A large number of 
Pitt County residents were evacuated from their homes 
because of the danger that was presented by the toxic 
chemicals in the air. Residents of the Greenville and 
Wmterville subdivisions were, moved to shelters in 
Greenville which were organized by citizens who volun- 
teered to help make the refuge as comfortable as possi- 

Firemen from 15 departments in the county were 
called to assist in the extinguishing of the blaze. The 
toxic cloud of black smoke reigned over Greenville for 
several days, but residents were returned to their homes 
within two days of the fire. 

The environmental impact of the fire was undeter- 
mined. The EPA monitored the air and many officials 
had open well water supplies inspected. Chemical runoff 
from the melting show was the big problem considered 
after the flames were extinguished and residents were 
safely in their homes. 

Contributing to the chemical runoff was the great 
amount of chemicals absorbed into nearby streams and 
water supplies. Local farmers were warned to keep their 
livestock from drinking the contaminated water. 

Picture A: Coastal Chemical Corporation was the scene of this pre- 
dawn fire on February 19, 1979. causing $2 million in damages, B: 
Units from Greenville Fire Department respond to the blaze. C: The 
billowing smoke and fumes caused the evacuation of hundreds of area 

Picture A, B, C, 


D: ecu's matmen suffered a disappointing 

The wrestling team, after surviving all the 
scrapes and scratches of the year, suffered one 
last jolt. Bill Hill's resignation ocurred at the end of 
his second season as wrestling coach. 

With D.T. Joyner, one of the nation's top 
heavyweight wrestlers, out for the season, Hill 
found himself in dire need of another heavyweight 
to fill the position. As in the past. Hill found the 
answer to his problems on the football field. Min- 
dell Tyson, the 280-pound defensive tackle, 
proved to be an outstanding choice for this one-on- 
one sport. Hill commented that Tyson is an ex- 
tremely talented wrestler who moved well on the 
mat. He also added that Tyson knew when to use 
his weight against his opponent. This freshman, 
who had previous experience while in high school, 
is expected to make his mark in the heavyweight 
division before leaving ECU. 

Though the overall season was a disappointing 
one, the team did manage to gain some valuable 

Wrestling/ 151 

Record snowfall covered North Carolina in Febru- 
ary causing classes at ECU and on campuses across 
the state to be cancelled. Greenville had approxi- 
mately six inches of snow while the western part of 
the state had as much as 15-20 inches. 

As the cold winds blew, the great wizard of the 
weather waved his magic wand and students took 
over College Hill for an afternoon of fun. Monday. 
February 19, was a day for sliding down the hill, 
snowball fights, broken car windows, sore arms, and 
snowmen of all shapes and sizes. Fortunately, no one 
was hurt as many students took their sleds, headed 
for the streets, and met a few cars in the process. 

Picture A: This girl expresses her dismay after being hit over the 
head with a large snowball. B; A resident of College Hill proves 
that you're never loo old to have fun in the snow, C: This unfortu- 
nate victim tries in vain to shield herself from her attackers. D: The 
6-inch snowfall was a delight for many ECU students who had 
never seen that much snow, and many of them wasted no time in 
getting out and enjoying it. 


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Snowfall Blankets State 


Classes Cancelled 
By Well-Organized Snow Job 


Picture A: A student follows the trodden path in order to 
make her way past the Gazebo easier, B: This is one of the 
many and different snowmen that appeared on campus as 
students publicly displayed their creativity C: Although morn- 
ing classes were cancelled on Monday the 19th, students were 
still required to beat their way through the snow for afternoon 
classes, D: This student uses a makeshift sled to enhance his 
enjoyment of the unexpected snowfall, E: Snowball fights 
erupted all over campus and many people had their cars 
scraped off for them. Fortunately, no one was injured during 
these campus-wide skirmishes. 


Newsline/ 155 

Chamber Orchestra 
(SparklecS. In Performance 

15b/Piedmont Chamber Orchestr, 

The Piedmont Chamber Orchestra, though small, provided 
full, superb concert sound. Under the energetic direction of 
Nicholas Harsanyi, the orchestra played a well-mixed pro- 
gram. Using varied styles and periods, the group disproved 
the idea that an orchestra has to be large to have a full sound. 

Picture A: Conductor Nicholas Harsanyi leads the orchestra through difficult 
passages in the song, B; Intense concentration is needed to conduct an 
ensemble, as shown by Harsanyi C: Frederick Bergstone. a French Horn 
soloist, shows incredible finesse and style during his perfori 

Piedmont Chamber Orchestra/ 157 

A H@ll Of A Guy, 
A Hell Of A Girl 

East Carolina University is fortunate to have had two sports 
superstars this year. Rosie Thompson and Oliver Mack have 
brought nationwide acclaim to Greenville and ECU. They are 
both truly masters of their art. 

Rosie Thompson, included among the country's best women 
basketball players, reached a career scoring goal of 1500 points 
while only a junior. She was North Carolina's leading scorer and 
is stcJking East Carolina's all-time scoring mark. 

An effective point maker, Thompson hit over 53 percent of 
her field goal attempts and connected on over 76 percent of her 
free throws. 

"Rosie is so intent and coachable," sciid Pirate coach Cathy 
Andruzzi. "She wants to do everything she csin do to help the 
tecun win." 

For the Pirate fans, seeing Rosie reach a career goal was no 
surprise, but with her talent and ability, it is the future which 
really delights the imagination. 

The second of our duo, Oliver Mack, , ranked fourth in scoring 
in the NCAA statistics. The slender leaper has vaulted into the 
school's zdl-time top 10 in career scoring while only in his second 
year. His inborn ability to succeed in basketball added fire to the 
court battles. His versatility and expert court tactics provided 
hidden delights for every sports fan. The career of Oliver Mack 
continues to be something specicd to remember eind enjoy 
though, something more than a performemce of mere statistical 

If the future of these two superstars is as exciting as the past, 
then the nation is in for a double-treat. „, 

Phi Et-a Sigma 
Promol'es Academic Excellence 

Phi Eta Sigma is a national scholastic honor society 
for college freshmen. The society is a member of the 
Association of College Honor Societies. Its purpose is 
to encourage and acknowledge high scholastic 

There are 200,000 members in the 180 chapters 
throughout the United States. Every two years stu- 
dent delegates from each chapter attend the national 

All freshmen men and women who attain 3.5 grade 
point average or higher during their first grading 

period are eligible to join. 

Phi Eta Sigma works to outwardly recognize per- 
sonal accomplishments and serve as an incentive for 
continued high scholarship. The society annually 
awards thirteen $500 scholarships to senior members 
who are entering graduate or professional school. 

The East Carolina University chapter of Phi Eta 
Sigma was begun in 1975. Since then, it has become 
one of the more active organizations on campus. 

The spring initiation ceremony was held in April of 

160/Phi Eta Sigma 

Picture A: On February 28, 1979, an informal 
held for all prospective members of Phi 
Eta Sigma B: Present Phi Eta Sigma members Deb- 
bie Gcere, Brenda Killingsworth. Jeff Rickman, and 
Gary Shavers talk with faculty advisor, Dr. Ebbs. C: 
Refreshments were served as a part of the mixer. 

Phi Eta Sigma/161 

A 66-64 victory over ACC's Georgia Tech marked 
the Pirates' first win over an ACC school in 26 at- 
tempts. George Maynor canned a 16-footer at the 
sound of the buzzer in overtime to provide the eighth 
victory of the season for the Pirates. Oliver Mack was 
the leading scorer with 24 points. Herb Krusen had 
14, and Al Tyson followed with 11 points. 

The Pirates then went on to subdue a determined 
William and Mary team 61-59. During the next seven 
games, VCU, Tennessee-Chattanooga, and Georgia 

Tech all defeated the Pirates. Old Dominion also lost 
to the Pirates as Oliver Mack scored 25 points. 

The final game of the year was played against 
third-ranked Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish met the 
Pirates for the first time and concluded their season 
with a 89-72 win. In a strong effort, Oliver Mack 
scored 20 points and became ECU's number four all- 
time leading scorer. 

The season ended as the Pirates travelled to 
Greensboro to face the Soviet National team. 


MucSic (School PreparccS (StudenU 
For (Specialized Careers 

The School of Music, located in A.J. Fletcher Mu- 
sic Center, works toward the development of musi- 
cianship and the fostering of self-realization consistent 
with the nature of the art and the abilities, talents, 
interests, and professional aspirations of the students 
it serves. It strives to thoroughly prepare each stu- 
dent for a specialized field, to develop an understand- 
ing of the relationship between this specialty and 
areas of music, and to stress the importance of a 
committment to the professions. 

The following degrees are offered in the School of 
Music: the Bachelor of Music, the Bachelor of Arts, 
and the Master of Music. Undergraduate level majors 
include Music Education, Performance (piano, organ, 
voice, winds, percussion, strings), Theory-Composi- 
tion, Church Music, Music Therapy, Piano Pedagony, 
and Voice Pedagony. At the graduate level, majors 
are offered in Performance, Church Music, Music 
Education, and Composition. 

The School of Music is accredited by the National 
Association of Schools of Music, National Council for 
Association of Colleges and Schools, National Associ- 
ation of Music Therapists, and Council of Graduate 
Schools in the United States. Within the School, a 
forty-five member faculty offers specialized instruc- 
tion to over four hundred music majors. 

lb'! .School of Music 



Picture A: A music major plays her violin in 
one of the Center's practice studios. B: Students 
converse in the lobby of the Music Center. C: 
The A, J, Fletcher Music Center is one of the 
university's more attractive structures. D; Mike 
Regan rehearses on the recital organ. E: Janet 
Reeve, ECU's shortest Bass player, stands with 
her instrument. 


School of Music/ 165 

The Winthrop Invitational in Rock Hill, South Carolina 
boosted the spirits of the Lady Pirates, who returned to Green- 
ville with first place honors. ECU opened the tournament by 
conquering the College of Charleston, the defending champi- 
ons, 74-67. Francis Marion then fell to the Pirates with a 99-97 
loss. The latter saw four top ECU players foul out of the game. 

The team then returned to Minges to host the number one 
ranked Old Dominion, which lived up to its reputation by 
crushing the Pirates 95-70. The victors never trailed and the 
win boosted their impressive seasonal record to 24-0, causing 
the Pirates to drop to 15-9. 

High Point, the defending AIAW Division II national champi- 
ons, defeated the Pirates 77-67. The game added Gail Ker- 
baugh, ECU senior guard, to the thousand point roster. 

The Pirates closed their season with a third place title in the 
State AIAW Tournament. Rosie Thompson finished the sea- 
son as the state's leading scorer and rebounder. She ranked 
sixth in scoring nationally and was ninth in the nation for 

Although the team seemed to see-saw between wins and 
losses, the season proved to be an impressive one. The suc- 
cess of the team was probably the one thing that was not new 
to them this year. 

Picture A: Rosie Thompson displays her winning form as she shoots for two 
against Carolina. B: Sideline coaching is vital to the performance of any 
basketball team. C: Gale Kerbaugh, one of the top dribblers on the team, 
moves quickly to avoid any sticky situations. 

?^8;i'',C. Dance Company 


With style and grace, The North Carolina Dance Company 
demonstrated their unique and classical form of dance. Accompa- 
nied by a musical background of strings and woodwinds the 
dancers flowed with the music. An appreciative audience saw a 
truly great performance. 

Picture A: Svca Ekiof and Michel Ratin. pose in perfect symmetry in a scene 
from their performance. B: Various members of the Theater strike romantic 
stances during their show. C: Choreography plays an important role in the 
ngiy effortless performance. 

N.C. Dance Company/169 


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Tau Kappa Epsilon Sponsors 

The fourth annual TKE Boxing Tournament was 
held on February 23, 24, and 25. The tournament, 
held in Wright Auditorium, drew a large crowd of 
interested ferns. The winners in the eight divisions 
were awarded trophies. The event proved to be suc- 
cessful and plans are to repeat it again next year. 

Fourth Annual Boxing Tournament 

Picture A: This boxer receives refreshment and encouragement 
from his trainer during the brealt between rounds. B: These two 
combantants struggle near the end of their match. C: The eight 
i of the competition were awarded trophies as prizes for 
their victories. D: Two fighters engage in head-to-head confronta- 
tion at the beginning of the second round of their bout. E: This 
match proved victorious for the fighter on the left, as he eventually 
won his division. F: The event was well attended by the public. 

SGA Struggles Through 
Year Of Controversy 

Picture A: Libby Leflcr was declared the winner of the controver- 
sial presidential election by the Review Board. She served this year 
as Speaker of the Legislature, and is shown receiving her gavel 
from SGA vice-president David Cartwright B: Members of the 
legislature confer with each other during a busy legislati\ 

The Student Government Association was kept 
busy during both fall and spring semesters dealing 
with controversy. Among the more important actions 
taken by the SGA was the appropriation of funds to 
various campus organizations. 

Controversy was created between the SGA and 
the Media Board over the fate of the remaining funds 
of the 1978 Buccaneer. The money for the book was 
originally appropriated by the SGA with the stipula- 
tion that all unspent funds would revert to its general 
fund. When the Media Board was created, however, 
control of the unspent funds came under its jurisdic- 
tion. The problem arose when the SGA, realizing it 
did not have enough money to fund every organiza- 
tion that sought funding, requested that the Media 
Board return the money to it. 

Chancellor Thomas Brewer ended the controversy 
by intervening in the dispute and personally allocating 
a portion of the money to several academic depart- 
ments — Art, Music, and Drama. The SGA then 
worked towards funding as many organizations as it 
could with the money it had. 

In other actions, the legislature approved a resolu- 
tion calling for a fall break which would last approxi- 
mately 4 days. It also elected a woman as Speaker for 
the first time in its history. Junior Class President 
Libby Lefler was chosen Speaker by a simple major- 

ity vote. The SGA also approved resolutions for a 
new Review Board and for the option to pass the 
budgets of individual organizations one at a time, 
rather than passing all of them in one vote. 

Spring elections for Executive Council positions 
were marked by charges of unfair publicity shown to 
certain candidates by the Fountainhead. The close 
presidential race was won by Brett Melvin, while 
Charlie Sherrod was the unopposed victor in the vice- 
presidential race. The race for treasurer was won by 
Ricky Lowe, and the secretary's position was won by 
Lynn Calder. The voter turnout was slightly higher 
than usual, due to the public controversy. 

Melvin and Lowe were later disqualified by the 
SGA Review Board, due to campaign and election 
law violations. Libby Lefler and Steve O'Geary, run- 
ners-up for both offices, were sworn in as president 
and treasurer respectively after the Review Board 

The Board's decision ended almost two weeks of 
controversy about the outcome of the Spring elec- 
tions. Both Melvin and Lowe appealed the decision to 
Chancellor Brewer, who subsequently notified Lefler 
emd O'Geary that the matter had not been resolved. 

The charges brought against Melvin and Lowe con- 
cerned, for the main part, the publication of The 
Alternative Press, a political newsletter which ap- 

peared on campus during the election week. The 
publication was unsigned and condemned three can- 
didates running for SGA offices who had been fea- 
tured in stories run by the Fountainhead. 

In both cases it was stated that neither Melvin nor 
Lowe listed The Alternative Press as a campaign 
expenditure, and that Melvin only turned in a partial 
list of campaign workers. The charges against Lowe 
were the same, with the addition of an alleged unlist- 
ed expense ad printed by the Fountainhead. 

After a forty minute deliberation on the cases, the 
Review Board ruled in favor of Charles Sune^ who 
brought the charges against Melvin, and in favor of 
O'Geary, who brought the charges against Lowe. 

Chancellor Brewer, however, later overruled the 
decision of the Board concerning Ricky Lowe. Ruling 
in favor of Lowe, the Chancellor said that the charges 
against him were not substantial, nor were they prov- 
en. He did uphold the disqualification of Melvin. 

Melvin appealed the decision to the Board of 
Trustees, who met to discuss the matter on May 2. 
They announced that a decision would not be made 
until June, so the year ended with the election results 
still in dispute. Hopes that the controversy would not 
spill over into next year with an adverse effect dimin- 
ished as the appeal process dragged on. 

/School of Art 

Art School Offers 
Varied Curriculum 

The East Carolina Art Department is one 
of the strongest in the southeast. Within the 
state of North Carolina, it has the largest 
number of degree offerings. These include 
four undergraduate degrees including a BA 
in art, a BS in art education, a BA in art 
history and a BFA in art. Masters degrees 
include MA in art, MA in art education and 
MFA in art. 

ECU also has the largest studio art pro- 
gram in the state. There is a tremendous 
variety of studio offerings, including print- 
making, sculpture, cereimics, design, paint- 
ing, communication arts, interior archetec- 
ture cind design, and drawing. By having a 
broad remge, the art department can provide 
many options to creative individuals. 

ECU also has a large major gallery. There 

are 9,000 square feet of floorspace with a 
250-seat auditorium adjacent to it. This is a 
prime place for meetings, symposiums, and 

In the past few years, the Visual Arts 
Forum has brought many good speakers to 
ECU. This is possible through a grant and 
funds from the Student Government Associ- 

Picture A: An art student works diligently to finish a 
project in the textile studio. B: Students bring a partial- 
ly-finished ceramics piece back from the kiln. C: An art 
student struggles to finish a project on time D: This art 
class discusses decorating Easter eggs while meeting 
outside E: This student is constructing a three-dimen- 
sional environmental piece. F: School of Art t-shirts, 
designed by art students, provide a practical application 
for their creativity. 



School of Art/ 177 






After playing six games In nine days, the Pirates 
had a long layoff before meeting the Fighting Irish 
of Notre Dame for the first time ever. But the rest 
and relaxation did not seem to help them much. 

Notre Dame, ranked third in the Associated 
Press poll with a 19-3 overall record, concluded its 
regular season with an 89-72 victory over the 

The Irish got off to a quick start, and in compari- 
son, the Pirates played sloppily, and were out- 
matched by the Irish in every aspect of the game. 

Even so, by halftime the Pirates had cut the 
Notre Dame lead to nine. Oliver Mack led the 

attack by scoring 20 points, which was enough to 
make him the fourth leading scorer in ECU history. 

The Pirates began the second half by outscoring 
Notre Dame 8-2 to narrow the Irish lead to three 
points. But the encouragement of over 31,000 
Irish fans roused a Notre Dame scoring burst that 
changed the course of the game for good. 

Coach Digger Phelps' well-guided Irish showed 
themselves to be a fast, powerful, strong defensive 
team. And, of course, the Irish luck in their favor 
did not hurt much. 

It was the last regular-season game for the Pi- 
rates, and they finished with a 12-15 record. 

1 78 /Notre Dame 

Picture A: Clarence Miles drives past an Irish opponent. B: David 
Underwood fights for a loose ball. C: Oliver Mack hits two of his 20 
points against the Irish, which made him the fourth leading scorer 
in ECU history 

1978-79 Season Record 







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Georgia Tech 




William and Mary 




Old Dominion 




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Georgia Tech 




Old Dominion 




Notre Dame 


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Buc Staff Publishes 
First Volume 
In Three Years 

After two long years of inadequate staffing and 
leadership, budget disagreements, and political and 
personal conflicts, the Buccaneer earned a somewhat 
scandalous reputation. It was not a favorable founda- 
tion to work from. Yet with the help of the Photo 
Lab, the small 1978-79 staff got organized and began 

Suffering from a lack of support from the Student 
Body, the staff became all the more determined to 
prove its detractors wrong. Long hours, little outside 
co-operation, poor facilities and a shortage of man- 
power did not make the job any easier, but the 
capable staff would not quit. 

Throughout the year, the Media Board was the 
staff's single source of confidence. The Board ex- 
pressed that confidence by making improvements in 
office facilities which brought the working area up to 
a basic level of functional efficiency. 

The staff was concerned with doing more than just 
publishing a book. It was aware that the more recent 
editions of the Buc were not enthusiastically received, 
and directed itself toward producing an innovative 
and distinctive volume. The change to a magazine 
style format and the increased use of color and spe- 
cial effects was a significant factor in the production 
of a quality book. 

With this publication, the animosity and disrespect 
previously aimed at the Buccaneer should have no 
grounds to continue. 

Staff Ends Two- Year Break 
In ECU'S Yearbook Tradition 

Picture A: Staff members gather to discuss plans during a working 
session. B: Barric Byland, Athletics Editor. C: Bob Debnam, Assis- 
tant Athletics Editor. D: Ellen Fishburne, Layout Artist. E: Donna 
i, Typist. 

Theresa Sheats, Classes Editor 
Richy Smith, Writer 
Anne Tharrington, Writer 
Luke Whisnant, Writer 
Adrienne Cloer, Typist 
Andy Anderson, Artist 


^ jH0.Mi 

The Great Escape 

184 /The Great Escape 

If you Ccin't find a parking place on campus, wait until Friday 
night. Not only will there be an absence of cars on the hill — 
you'll probably have difficulty finding the drivers. Nobody stays 
in town on the weekends. 

There are a lot of factors that make ECU a suitcase college — 
the beaches nearby, the high percentage of Eastern Carolina 
students who find it takes but a few minutes to get home each 
weekend — but most students will tell you that the main reason 
for the Great Escape is that they'll do anything to get out of 

And they don't care where else they go. As one dissatisfied co- 
ed put it, "Anywhere is better than this hellhole." 

If you to love to guzzle beer, disco dance, and generally get 
down with the downtown crowd, Greenville can't be beat. 
Continued on next page 

Picture A: Atlantic 
students make their v 
Ridge Mountains pro' 
sight on Friday afti 

ach IS one of the most popular retreats to which ECU 
kend exodus. B: No more than six hours away, the Blue 
3 a winter haven for habitual weekenders C: A welcome 
all roads leading from Grccnuille. 




The Great Escape/185 

Anywhere Or Bust 

Picture A: For those impulsive or compulsive few who must leave in 
the middle of the week, the Pamlico River provides nearby recreation. 
B: Some leave in search of solitude not available on campus. C: 
Marshallburg Harbor attracts weekend fishermen and sailors. D: Prox- 
imity to the ocean is a drawing-card for ECU's regular escapees, 

186 'The Great Escape 

Continued from previous page 

Where else can you find a town with eight hell-raising 
night clubs within three blocks of each other, eind within 
walking distance from campus? 

But for many students, downtown is wither a deca- 
dent example of "college student mentality" that they'd 
rather wash their hands of, or a curiosity — an interest- 
ing place to visit on those off-weekends when you're 
stuck in town. Downtown is not a good enough reason to 
stay in Greenville. 

And Greenville, the cultured Mecca of Eastern North 
Carolina, has cilmost nothing else to offer. You can go to 
the free flick, or hit a couple of night clubs, find a party if 
you're lucky, or lock yourself in your room with a few 
friends and stay wasted all weekend. 

Friends at other colleges ccin be a godsend. It is not 

unlikely that on any given weekend there will be more 
ECU students at Carolina or State than there are in 

Who wouldn't want to head for the beach? Or the 
mountains? Or Florida or the Keys or Pinetops or Fu- 

Whatever factors contribut2 to the hatred of Green- 
ville, there is little doubt that the Great Escape leaves its 
mark on ECU weekends. More nightclub owners agree 
that Thursday night is usually better business-wise than 
Friday — everybody is trying to get their partying done 
before they leave town. And in the Friday afternoon 
traffic, with cars backed up on 264 heading west, more 
than one bumper sticker reads. Anywhere But Green- 

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188/ Rebel 


After publishing cin edition of the Rebel in 1978 
that was awarded a second place national prize by the 
Society of Collegiate Journalists, the Rebel staff set 
out to do the same again for 1979. 

The staff decided to stay with the same basic for- 
mat that proved successful last year. This format was 
simple, clear, and established an identifiable image 
for the Rebel. 

Throughout the year, the staff sponsored readings 
of prose and poetry, so that students would have a 
chance to present their work to the public. The staff 
felt this was an important part of their effort to 
promote interest in art and literature. 

Apart from publishing quality literature, the Rebel 
is one of the few collegiate literary magazines that 
publishes full color art. 

The staff has worked to maintain the high stan- 
dards in the 1979 Rebel that everyone has come to 

Picture A: Luke Whisnant. Editor. B: Karen Brock, Associate 
Editor C: Rcnee'Dixon, Associate Editor. D: Robert Jones, Asso- 
ciate Editor. 

Rebel/ 189 

Pirates End Season 
With Loss To Soviets 


Only one day after their loss to Notre Dame in South Bend, 
Indiana, the Pirates met the Soviet National Team in an exhibition 
match. Playing before a small crowd in the Greensboro Coliseum, 
the Pirates lost to the Russians 95-76. 

The Pirates had trouble from the beginning with Soviet players 
who were over 6'10" tall. In the first ten minutes of the game the 
Soviets gained a 19-16 lead. The Pirates fought hard, but at halftime 
the score was 47-42. 

In the second half the Soviets, in an eight-minute period, outs- 
cored the Pirates 23-8. Afterwards, the Pirates could only work at 
trying to narrow the lead. 

Anatoli Mishkin led the Soviets with 19 points and 7 rebounds. 
Pirate guard George Maynor was the high scorer for ECU with 18 
points. Forward David Underwood followed with 16 points of his 

Soviet coach Alekzander Gomelski cited Pirate guards George 
Maynor and Oliver Mack for their "good technique, good dribbling, 
and good shooting." 

In speaking about the Pirate team as a whole, Gomelski said, 
"When time passes they could be very good and interesting team. 
But must have big player to be be good team. No big player, no 
good team." 

Coach Larry Gillman was impressed by the Soviets. "They're a 
great basketball team," he said. "This was surely a good experience 
for our kids. I think we learned a lot." 

Picture A: ECU's David Underwood powers up for a basket against the 
Souiets. B: George Maynor moves up to the basket, C: Maynor watches 
the action under the basket. D: 6'9" Greg Cornelius is dwarfed by his 
Soviet counterpart. 

Picture A: Assistant Sports Medicine Director Liz White 
administers ultrasound treatment to a rehabilitating athlete. 
B: Sports Medicine Director Rod Compton instructs an 
athlete in proper ankle rehabilitation C: Athletic trainers 
help an injured football player to the sidelines to give him 
further immediate care. D: Liz White gives on-the-court 
attention to an injured basketball player. 

192/Sports Medic 


One of the most important parts of East Carolina's 
rise in athletic prominence has been its Sports Medi- 
cine Division, a group of young men and women who 
have in their charge the safety and well-being of the 
student athlete. Sports Medicine is a division of the 
Athletic Department and is affiliated with the Depart- 
ment of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and 
Safety. It offers a curriculum for the professional, 
preparation of athletic trainers, or "sports parcime- 
dics." Graduates of this program are working on all 
levels of competitive sports, from high school to pro- 
fessional ranks. 

The division employs three full-time certified athle- 
tic trainers with athletic team and teaching responsi- 
bilities. Graduate assistant positions for certified ath- 

letic trainers are available through the Physical Edu- 
cation Department to serve as sports medicine coor- 
dinators for intramural activities. In addition to the 
certified personnel, student trainers are required to 
be in attendance at all intercollegiate and intramural 

The purpose of the division is to provide preven- 
tion, immediate care, treatment and rehabilitation of 
athletic injuries. Its goal is to reduce the incidence of 
sports-related injuries and minimize any long-term 
effects when injuries do occur. This is being accom- 
plished through the use and integration of current 
information and techniques in the growing field of 
athletic medicine. 

Sports Mcdicine/193 


Emily: a warm and compelling drama of the life of Emily 
Dickinson. Thomas Patterson wove a moving story of a 
love that grew between the poet and her older brother, 
Austin. The innocence associated with their childhood 
closeness dissolves as the two mature. Austin, unable to 
bear his guilt, leaves his sister to enter into a proper lifes- 
tyle. Emily, torn by the loss of her love, finds her only 
release in the written poetry she is famous for. The anguish 
she felt haunts every word. 

The Drama Department's production of Emily was mov- 
ing. Remarkably fine performances were given by Paige 
Weaver, who played the poet as a youth, and Frank Alts 
chuler, the young Austin. The two presented the characters 
with ease and sincerity. Ann Franklin truly mastered the 
difficulty of her role as she consistently recited the pain- 
filled words of the elder Dickinson. 

One cannot praise the performance without making ref- 
erence to the scenery. The setting, which created a false 
depth by the use of transparencies, both separated and 
blended the actions and eras of the drama. 

Emily was a credit to Producer Edgar Loesin, Edward 
Haynes and the set designers, and, most of all, the cast. 

Picture A: Frank Aitschuler, as the young Austin, is scorned by his 
parents, played by Del Lewis and Hazel Stapleton, and his younger sister 
Lavinia. played by Laura Royster, B: Paige Weaver, as the young Emily, 
dreams of Austin's return. Ann Franklin, portraying the poet, watches the 
touching scene of her childhood. C: Emily Dickinson recites the window- 
side verse that reveals her inner-most feelings. D: Austin and Emily, as 
youths, share one of the many intimate moments of the play. 



The Photo Lab is an independent medium under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Media Board. Its purpose is to provide pictures for all 
other campus media, mainly the Buccaneer and Fountainhead. 

The Lab operated this year under several adverse conditions. 
For half the year, it operated with one short of its usual four 
photographers. It also had extremely poor facilities in which to 

The lab, located in the basement of Fleming Dorm, was not 
large enough for two people to work in at the same time. Plans 
were made at the beginning of the year to relocate the lab in the 
Publications Center, but these fell through because of a lack of 
co-operation on the part of the administration. The only solution 
left to the problem of inadequate facilities was rennovation of the 
present work area. This was done during the Summer of 1979 by 
the members of the lab. The rennovations almost doubled the 
effective working area, which will greatly add to the efficiency of 
the lab. 

The idea of having only one photo lab for all campus publica- 
tions is not new to East Carolina. The present system has operat- 
ed for several years, and has, for the most part, worked farily 
well. The advantage of having only one lab to serve all media is 
that there is no unnecessary duplication of work. One photogra- 
pher can easily cover an event for more than one publication. 

In spite of its problems, the Photo Lab worked well this year, 
and with a more efficient facility in which to work next year, the 
photographers will have a much easier time serving the other 
campus media. 

Picture A: Pete Podcszwa, Head Photographer. B: John Grogan. C: Chap 
Gurley. D: The staff of the Photo Lab worked hard all year to provide pictures for 
the Buccaneer and Fountainhead. 

196/ Photo Lab 

Photo Lab Serves Campus Media 

Photo Lab/ 197 


Downtown. The only thing Greenville had to offer with any variety. 
Eight hell-raising bars that were the biggest diversion for the otherwise- 
routine existence in Greenville. 

Thursday night was the best. The night before the weekend exodus 
of students was the longest, loudest, and wildest. Everyone was anxious 
to start the weekend early, and even those who left town on weekends 
could not pass up a chance to go Downtown. 

Each person had his or her own reason for going out. Some went for 
the beer, others for the dancing, still others went for the chance to meet 
someone to spend the night with. Whatever their reasons, the Down- 
town scene was one of the most popular places to be in Greenville. 

Picture A: Bright lights and loud music i 
places to go in Greenville. B: This couple vj 
sponsored by the Elbo Room. C: A typic 
packed with students ready for a good tim 

/ere the drawing cards for the most popular 
IS one of many that entered the dance contest 
al Thursday night saw most Downtown bars 
J. D: The dance contest proved popular with 

^11 as participants. E: Long hours of practice 
d off for this couple, who won the dance competition. 

nd preliminary ( 


Downtown/ 199 

East Carolina Gay Community 

The plight of gay people has long been a concern 
which was restricted only to them, and formal gay 
organizations have only become known in the last few 
years. The situation was thus at East Carolina until the 
middle of the year, when the East Carolina Gay Com- 
munity was formally organized. There had been a 
need for such an organization here for a long time, and 
the organization was prompted by several letters 
which appeared in the Fountainhead that were written 
by anonymous gay students. 

With the assistance of the campus ministry, the idea 
of forming a gay organization was made into a reality. 
The Sisters of the Immaculate Heart offered the use of 
their house as a meeting place, and they have served 
as advisors and helpers since then. 

The first meeting of the organization, held in De- 
cember, was attended by 12 people, but since that 
time, the group has grown in size to 45 members. The 
purpose of the group is two-fold: to develop a sense of 
self-awareness and promote a positive self-image 
among gay people, and to promote understanding 
among all people of different sexual orientations. 

The organization was beset with several problems 
from the start. One of the major ones was acquiring 
formal recognition by the SGA. The group's constitu- 
tion was submitted to the SGA for approval in Janu- 
ary, cind although it was one of the best-written docu- 

ments ever submitted for SGA's approval, there was 
heated debate over whether the group should even be 
recognized. The bill passed favorably, and the ECGC 
then began to function as an official organization. 

Another early problem was that of finding a spon- 
sor. Several group members went to faculty members 
of the Psychology and Sociology Departments to find 
a sponsor because they felt that instructors in these 
departments would be more interested in working with 
the group. No one they talked to would consent to 
sponsor the group because of fears for their job and 
fears of what others would think of their being associ- 
ated with the group. 

Finally, Mrs. Edith Webber of the English Depart- 
ment was suggested to the group by another faculty 
member. The group went to her to ask her to be their 
advisor, and she subsequently met the members of the 
group and agreed to advise them. It is interesting to 
note that Mrs. Webber is not gay, but that she is 
generally concerned over the problems associated 
with being gay. 

Once the organization got on its feet, it set itself to 
sponsoring worthy projects. One of the first projects 
was to develop a peer counseling service. The group 
had immediate support from the Counseling Center 
but was less well-received by the SGA when it request- 
ed partial funding to pay professional training fees for 

200 /East Carolina Gay Comn 

strives To Promote Understanding 


Upon the refusal of the SGA to fund the project, the 
organization decided to fund it themselves. The ser- 
vice began during the first session of summer school. 

Another project that the SGA refused to cooperate 
with was a Speaker's Forum in which speakers from 
the University of North Carolina Human Sexuality 
Council were to speak on the subject of alternative 
lifestyles. Funds for the project were raised by the 
group as well, and it was held during summer school. 

In April the group won the Burger King "best darn 
organization on campus" contest. The group took the 
cost equivalent of a color TV as the prize. This money 
was later used to help finance the peer counseling 
service. The group also financed a trip for 25 of its 
members to the Southeastern Conference of Lesbians 
and Gay Men at Chapel Hill. 

The organization also was hampered by their own 
use of the term "gay." The group decided to use the 
term in their official name to make a special point. 
There is widespread feeling among the gay community 
that they are treated as second class people, and the 
local community intends to continue to use the term 
until the level of public consciousness is raised to a 
point where the group will not be put down and put 
out of society because of its beliefs. The word is used 
as a tool to raise the level of gays to the same level of 

equality with those who practice traditional sexual 

The major problem of being gay at East Carolina is 
that of being hassled by those who do not or cannot 
understand a gay's point of view. Those who make it a 
habit to cause trouble for gays on campus suffer from 
"Homophobia" according to one gay student. He de- 
scribes this as an irrational fear of homosexuality 
which manifests itself in the hassling of gay people on 
campus. There is a feeling on the part of this student 
that there is a great deal of openmindedness among 
the majority of ECU students concerning homosexual- 
ity, but that there is a "large and vocal minority who 
are afflicted with 'Homophobia'." Also, a large num- 
ber of students are not educated enough about homo- 
sexuality to formulate an opinion about it. 

All year long, the East Carolina Gay Community 
strived to become a contributing part of the university. 
It has consistently tried to help gay people deal hon- 
estly with their feelings and to make people realize 
that the group is not so different as people think. 

The group has strived for acceptance through un- 
derstanding, with the realization that understanding 
does not necessarily mean acceptance, and has gener- 
ally made a positive contribution on campus to pro- 
mote harmony among people of all beliefs and sexual 

East Carolina Gay Community/201 


m Guemc of vmze 

On Feburary 22-24, East Carolina's Studio Theater came alive 
with An Evening Of Dance. The program featured highlighted 
samples of works choreographed by ECU faculty members. 
Throughout the evening over forty student dancers captivated 
the audience with their graceful styles and amazing talents. 

The production began with Celebration Of Life, choreo- 
graphed by SaraJo Berman. To Vernon, a collaboration between 
singer-songwriter Judith Lander and choreographer David An- 
derson followed. The third and final piece of the first act, Duncim 
Suite, was choreographed by Patricia Pertcilion. It contained an 
array of solo dances originally composed by Isadora Duncan. 

Act two opened with Los Mendigos, a piece choreographed by 
Judy Pascale which depicts the helplessness one feels when 
approached by beggers. Kaleidoscope, by David Anderson, With 
Apologies To Vivaldi, by Patricia Pertalion, and Natural Attrac- 
tions, by SaraJo Berman followed. All That Jazz, choreographed 

by Frank Wagner, ended the show with a variety of jazz arrange- 
ments. The nine dances traced a few of the many faces of Jazz 
that have made this style an Americcin phenomenon. 

The East Carolina Dance Progrcun has grown by leaps cind 
bounds since majors were offered in the field of dance in 1974. 
The cold February nights of the 22nd through the 24th allowed 
the faculty cind students a chance to display their abilities on 
stage. An Evening Of Dance portrayed just a touch of the teilent 
of the Drcima Department. 

Picture A: Kim Beason. Stacy Wilkes, Jennifer Hammond, and Allison Fuentes 
are shown dancing to Primitive, a prologue to the dance sequence All That Jazz. 
B: SaraJo Berman dances with Steve WiUiford to a selection called Natural 
Attractions. C: Opening, another select piece from All That Jazz, is dramatized by 
Lynn Willlford, Holly Jcreme. Debbie Phipps. Pat Register, and Maureen Stevens. 
D: Rene Delaney, Rachel Woodruff. Sharon Foley, Frank Holmes. Steve Good- 
year, and Mickey Ussery displayed Furies, a portion of the work Duncan Suite. 

204/"An Evening Of Dance" 

An Evening Of Dance"/205 

On March 22, 1979, the Florida-based group known 
as The Outlaws appeared in Minges Coliseum, with 
specieJ guest stars Molly Hatchet. The music started at 
8:00 with a sellout crowd of approximately 6000 people 

The crowd was greeted with the southern rock sounds 
of Molly Hatchet playing hits off their current album, 
titled simply Molly Hatchet. After a thirty minute perfor- 
mance the band bid goodnight and the crowd awaited 
the oncoming appearemce of The Outlaws. 

With the sight of the band filing onto the stage, the 
crowd rose to its feet, where it remained for the entirety 
of the Outlaw's performance. The band greeted the 
energetic audience with smiles and promises of a rock 
zind roll evening. Opening their show was the familiar 
Hurry Sundown, which was followed by both old and 
new songs. 

After four months with no concerts, the crowd as well 
as the band was loud and rambunctious, as evidenced by 
minor damages done to Minges during the performance. 

206/Thc Outlaws 

Outlaws And Molly Hatchet Provide Rowdy Evening 
For First Concert In Four Months 

The Outlaws/207 

After Two Stormy Years 


f cuiis €uir 

After two years of speculative rumor 
concerning his situation and perfor- 
mance, Larry Gillman finally resigned his 
duties as head basketball coach at East 
Carolina on February 28. 

Gillman cited the university's failure to 
issue him a long-term contract to continue 
the development of the basketball pro- 
grcim eis the reason for his resignation. 

"I was very eager to get a head coach- 
ing job, but I didn't cincilyze the situation 
here at East Carolina very closely," Gill- 
mein said. "I was only 28 years old when I 
took the job eind it wjis certainly a great 
coaching opportunity for me. But the 
program here needs a longer committ- 
ment from the university along with more 
money and better facilities," he contin- 
ued. "I'm not happy with the way things 
have turned out, but I'm relieved right 

Gillmcui came to East Carolina in 1977 
after serving as an assistant coach at San 
Francisco. He promised that the Pirates 
would win 18 games during his first year, 
but the team finished with a 9-17 record. 
After that season. The Athletic Council 
voted unanimously to dismiss Gillman, 
but then-Chancellor Leo Jenkins over- 
ruled the decision and allowed Gillman 

"I was very eager to get a 
head coaching Job . . . the pro- 
gram here needs a longer 
committment from the uni- 
versity along with more mon- 
ey and better facilities ..." 

one more year on his contract. In Gill- 
man's second season the Pirates finished 
with a 12-15 record. 

Dissension among the players added to 
Gillman's problems during the 1978-79 
season. Forward Herb Gray left the team 
at mid-semester and guard Walter Mosley 
withdrew from school during the last 
week of March. Al Tyson quit the team a 
week before the Notre Dame game. A 
total of nine players either quit or trans- 
ferred during Gillman's term as head 
coach, and two assistant coaches re- 

Gillm2m left with plans for a possible 
career in sales. 

One month after Gillman's resignation. 
East Carolina announced Dave Odom as 
its choice for new head coach. Odom 
served as an assistant coach at Wake For- 
est University for three consecutive sea- 
sons before coming to ECU. 

Concerning his contract, Odom said he 
had received a "multi-year" agreement 
cmd was satisfied with the financial ar- 
rangements. He further commented that 
he felt positive about ECU's basketball 

program. "The program here has been 
somewhat dormant over the last few 
years, but the administration wants a first- 
class program and that's what we're aim- 
ing for." 

Odom graudated from Guilford Col- 
lege, where he played football and bas- 
ketball and was named the Best Under- 
graduate Athlete in 1965. He received 
his master's in Physical Education from 
East Carolina in 1969. 




Picture A: Dave Odom. a former assistant coach at 
Wake Forest, was named new head basketball 
coach B: Larry Gillman resigned as head coach on 
February 28. after serving in that capacity for two 
seasons. During Gillman's tenure, nine players and 
two assistant coaches quit the team, and an NCAA 
investigation was launched concerning the recruit 
ment of freshman center Al Tyson. The allegations 
were raised by the University of Mississippi, which 
claimed that Tyson had agreed to play his college 
ball there. 


As an exultant President Carter stood by to wit- 
ness, Egypt's Anwar Sadat and Israel's Menachem 
Begin ended 30 years of painful animosity and war- 
fare by signing the first peace treaty between an Arab 
nation and the Jewish state. 

All three versions of the treaty — Arabic, Hebrew, 
and English — were signed on the front lawn of the 
White House. Approximately 1,200 guests attended 
the occasion, and were seated on bleachers erected 
especially for their presence. 

The treaty stipulated that Israel pull its occupation 
forces out of the Sinai Desert within three years, and 
that Egypt end its economic embargo against Israel. 
Both parties agreed to move quickly toward full di- 
plomatic relations and to open negotiations on Pales- 
tinian autonomy within one month. 

Sadat called the treaty "a new dawn emerging out 
of the darkness of the past." 

The first step towards peace between the Arabs 
and the Israelis came in December of 1977 when 
Sadat made his historic visit to Jerusalem to confer 
with Begin on ways in which they might achieve a 
peace settlement. 

The peace treaty was outlined during a 13-day 
summit at Camp David, Maryland, in September of 
1978. Negotiations then continued for the next six 
months, and at times the situation looked very bleak. 
But President Carter insisted that the attempt could 
not be given up. In early March of 1979, he made a 
trip to the Middle East to help iron out difficulties 
which had developed. Last minute details were con- 
sidered right up to the night before the treaty was 

President Carter stated that in 50 or 100 years the 
event would be remembered as his greatest diplomat- 
ic triumph. 

Picture A: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime 
Minister Menachem Begin embrace as President Jimmy Carter 
applauds during a White House announcement that the two Middle 
East nations had agreed on the Camp David agreement. 

Mideast Peace Treaty Signed 


Picture A: Eyes were astare and cameras were ready for the 
entrance of the spring pledges B: Many island treats were avail- 
able for the sisters and their guests to taste C: Leis. moo-moos, 
and "Hawaiian Punch" added to the excitement of the Luau. D: 
This couple slipped away from the action to enjoy a moment of 
private conversation. 

212/ Alpha Omicron Pi 

Alpha Omicron Pi 
Goes Hawaiian 

The Alpha Omicron Pi house was the scene of a 
Hawaiian Luau as spring pledges were inducted on 
March 23, 1979. 

As part of their activities for the year, the sisters 
held a Swim-a-thon in February to raise money for the 
Arthritis Foundation. They also helped to raise mon- 
ey for the Heart Fund and held a Christmas party for 
underprivileged children. 

Sue Lutz, an Alpha Omicron Pi sister, was named 
the Outstanding Greek Woman of ECU for 1978-79. 

Alpha Omrcron P;/213 



peRS onaLities 

February and March brought visits from two prominent journalists 
and two very gifted actresses. Ed Bradley, special reports corre- 
spondent and Sunday evening news anchorman for CBS News, 
spoke to a large crowd in Mendenhall Student Center on February 
13. He spoke about the role of the press in American society today. 

Bradley referred to responsibility as the Siamese twin of freedom 
of the press. "The American press cannot have responsibility legis- 
lated upon it," he said. "If that happened, the government would 
have to say what a free press i.s." 

"There is a profound connection between freedom and responsi- 
bility," Bradley added. "The First Amendment is the linchpin of a 
viable society." 

In speaking about objective reporting, Bradley related some of his 
experiences in Southeast Asia. As a reporter, he had to tell the story 
honestly without letting his personal feelings interfere. "As a human 
being I was against the war," he commented. 

In offering advice to would-be journalists, Bradley said, "You 
need a lot of hard work and a lot of luck. Usually, when you work 
hard, you make your own luck. You need experience. It is a lot 
easier to get a job in a smaller city." 

About one month later, Shana Alexander, one of America's fore- 
most women journalists, spoke in Hendrix Theater. 

Author of several books, Alexander focused her lecture on her 
most recent work. Anyone's Daughter, a book about Patty Hearst 
and American society. 

Her opening remarks were directed toward her Point/Conter- 
point partner, James Kilpatrick. "Many people always ask me if I 
really hate Jack," she said. "No, I don't really hate the poor fool." 

In reference to her research for a segment of CBS's 60 Minutes, 
Alexander said, "It usually takes about two days to finish what I 
start. Jack doesn't do any research because he made up his mind 
thirty years ago." 

214/Special Attractions 

Alexander was charming and entertaining as she left the 
audience laughing about her male counterpart and began dis- 
cussing her lengthy research on Patty Hearst. 

"A writer needs to look at something as closely as anthro- 
pologists, closely and through a microscope," she said. 

"In the fragmented life a writer leads, we feel the need to 
concentrate on one central subject and study it at our pace." 

Alexander did exactly that in her research of Patty Hearst. 
"She is the scapegoat of our time," Alexander said about 
Hearst. She viewed the Hearst story as a great tragedy and 
said that no one really won in that case. 

On March 19, Esther Rolle appeared in Hendrix Theater in 
a one-woman show, Ain 't I A Woman. 

Ain 't I A Woman, a story of Sojouner Truth and Susan B. 
Anthony brought to life in their own words, was a passionate 
and humorous drama. Ms. Rolle portrayed two women of 
contrasting natures: one white, one black; one educated, one 
illiterate; one middle class, one a freed slave — but both with 
the strength and courage of their convictions. She offered a 
commanding performance and one of the most memorable 
evenings ever held in Hendrix. 

Trained in New York for the stage, Ms. Rolle was one of the 
original members of the famed Negro Ensemble Company. 
Appearing both on Broadway and Off Broadway, her credits 
include: Amen Corner, Blues for Mr Charlie. Don't Play Us 
Cheap, The Blacks, and Black Girl. Ms. Rolle's character of 
Florida on Maude proved so popular that a spin-off series was 
planned for her. Good Times went into production and be- 
came one of television's most popular programs. 

Michael Learned, "Olivia Walton" of the television show 
The Waltons, appeared with Anthony Zerbe in a show entitled 
Dear Liar on March 26. The performance was given in Wright 

Ms. Learned was a part of The Waltons cast for six years, 
and won three Emmy awards. 

Dear Liar was adapted from the correspondence of George 
Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell, who appeared in so 
many of his plays. The love-hate relationship of the brilliant 
iconoclast and the beautiful Victorian actress is one of the 
most fascinating literary love stories in history. The two great 
wits exercised charm and sarcasm to their fullest. 

Ms. Learned's performance as Mrs. Patrick Campbell re- 
ceived excellent critical reviews throughout the country, and 
was well-received at ECU. 

Picture A: Esther Rolle starred in Ain'l I A Woman in Hendrix Theater on 
March 19. 1979, B: Ed Bradley spoke to a full house in Mendenhall on 
February 1 3 C: Shana Alexander cast new light on her Sixty Minutes counter- 
part James Kilpatrick and on Patty Hearst during her appearance on March 
20 D: Michael Learned starred in Dear Liar with Anthony Zerbe on March 

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In its nineteenth year on campus, Sigma Sigma Sigma 
was the champion in Intramural bowling, tennis, and the 
sorority divisions of swimming and soccer. The sorority 
also won the Lambda Chi Alpha Field Day for the fourth 
consecutive year. 

In other activities, Tri-Sig held parties for underprivi- 
ledged children and helped Mrs. Brewer with her work in 
the Heart Fund. 

Two members, Sue Barnes and Eva Pittman, were 

inducted in Rho Lambda. Three members, Debbie Rix, 
Sara Casey, and Julia Roland, were inducted into the 
Greek Hall of Fame. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma also sponsored Sara Floyd as a 
Homecoming attendant. 

Picture A: Tri-Sig members and their guests enjoy the meal and after 
dinner drinks, B: Attentive guests enjoy the speaker and their cock- 
tails. C: Socializing was an attractive addition to the Sigma Sigma 
Sigma pledge formal. 

Sigma Sigma Sigma/217 

218/Mike Cross 

DQike Cross: tbe ^^DQasicaL Gnigma^^ 

A mixture of Steve Martin and Mark Twain, Mike 
Cross developed instant rapport with his audience. 
On Monday, January 26 at Hendrix Theatre this 
magnetism was clearly seen. There were many smiles 
and much laughter as the concert got underway. His 
songs ran from tales of true love for a person, to the 
deepest despair of loosing someone. Interwoven be- 
tween these songs were short tales introducing them 

with a touch of humor and seriousness. At the end of 
the concert a surprised and pleased audience left the 
theatre to spread the word of interest to those who 
had missed the experience of Mike Cross. 

Picture A: Fitted with a hat and shades, Mike Cross strums a story 
of love and laughter. B: Picking and grinning is an easy way for 
Cross to express his feelings. C; Showing uersatality. Mil<e Cross 
plays the fiddle in true country fashion. 

Mike Cros5/219 


Picture A: This student was the first 

the State and Carolina football games, arriving 

afternoon before the day they weftt on sale. B: Students^ 

before joining the stand-up line to buy their tickets 

220 /Student Apathy 

The student leans back on his dorm bed, yawns, 
and takes a lungful of water-cooled smoke from his 
bong. There is a knock at the door. He exhales, slides 
the bong under the bed, and calls, "Come on in!" 

A young woman enters, carrying an armful of 
brown fliers. She hands one to the student and goes 
into a prepared speech. "Hi, my name is Cindi and 
I'm with the Campus Crusade Against Apathy. We 
feel that the majority of ECU students just don't care 
about anything. Our crusade is an attempt to get 
people involved in campus life — " 

"Hold on, baby, you're talking to the wrong man," 
the student says. 

"You mean, you're already involved in campus 

that stuff." 


"Can't stand Greeks." 

The girl raises her eyebrows. "1 see. When was the 
last time you wrote a letter to Fountainhead?" 

"I don't even read that rag — why should 1 write a 

"When was the last time you signed a petition?" 

The student doesn't answer. 

"Well, when was the last time you took a stand on 
a public issue?" 

"Hmmm " The student smiles. "Last Friday 1 
stood up during the Free Flick when the film broke 
and called the projectionist a four-eyed, incompetent 
son of a bitch." 


"Great! What do you do? Are you in the SGA?" 

"Naw. 1 hate politics." 

"You work for publications?" 


"Maybe a Student Union committee?" 

"Never heard of 'em." 

The girl looks puzzled. "So what campus organiza- 
tions do you belong to?" 


"None.'" You're not into any organizations? What 
about clubs? What about Karate? or Forever Genera- 
tion? or Interact? or the French Club?" 

"Well, 1 went to one meeting of the Comic Book 
Club but they wanted me to be on their financial 
committee, so I never went back. I'm too busy for 

"You're not involved in campus life at all, are 
you?" the girl asks disdainfully. 

"Sure 1 am." 

"Like how?" 

"Well I haven't missed a football game all 


"Yeah? What's our record?" 

"I dunno. I just go 'cause it's a big party. I don't 
watch the games — nobody does. But 1 did sit in line 
all night to get tickets for the State game. Man, that 
was wild. Had a great time." 

The girl snorts. 

(continued on next page) 

Studcnl Apathy/221 

"And what about concerts? I go to every concert 
— I mean, every decent concert. And I go downtown 
almost every other night. Hell, I'm not apathetic." 
"But you don't even care about some of the most 
important things in student life." 
"Sure 1 do. 1 have priorities." 
"Like what?" 

"Grass. Miller Lite. Jack Daniels. Parties. Sex. Not 
necessarily in that order." 

The girl hands him a flier. "You need to read this," 
she says, and then she slams the door behind her. 

Nice ass, the student thinks. Too bad she's not very 
laid back. 

He picks up the flier. The headline is APATHY IS 
A PROBLEM; under that he reads the following: 
"'The past three years, less than 
15% of the student body has vot- 
ed in SGA elections. 
'The editors of this year's publica- 
tions were selected for their jobs 

unopposed, because nobody 
cared enough to run against 

'The turnout at Student Union 
Special Events has been disgrace- 
fully low due to 
The student picks up his bong, fires it up, and takes 
another hit. He reaches over and flips his radio on — 
Deep Purple into Smoke on the Water. The student 
turns the flier over and begins doodling on the back. 
After a minute he writes, "Apathy is a problem." He 
thinks about the girl again, smiles and adds, "but who 
gives a damn?" 

Picture A: It seems that the one thing that students cared about 
u/as getting ticltets to the Carolina and State games These stu- 
dents stayed up all night waiting in line, and brought along enough 
paraphernalia to malte their wait enjoyable. B: Some students are 
able to force themselves to study, but many still take advantage of 
ny day. 

222/ Student Apathy 

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Student Apathy/223 

The idea of turning WECU mto an FM station was initiat- 
ed in the Fall of 1977, but without the support of the SGA, 
the idea was not able to get past the planning stages. 

In April of 1978 John Jeter became the general manager 
of the station and presented the idea of going FM to the 
Media Board. The Board was receptive to the plans and 
approved a budget which allowed the positions of general 
manager and business manager to receive salaries. A fre- 
quency search was completed in May, and on May 31, 
1978, an application was sent to the Federal Communica- 
tions Commission. The application was received on June 5, 
but the very next day the National Public Radio petitioned 
the FCC to abolish all 10 watt stations. The FCC then ruled 
that by January of 1980 all 10 watt stations must go to 100 
watts or go off the air. That ruling required an amendment 
to WECU's application, which had been for a 10 watt 

Action was further delayed when an incorrect tower site 
was indicated on the application. Ed Perry, of Educational 
Associates in Boston, used maps dated 1904 to locate the 
site for the tower on top of Tyler Dorm. Because of the use 
of dated maps, the site was missed by 780 feet, and had to 
be corrected on the application. 

A new engineering study was then required because of 
the change to 100 watts, and even more delay followed. 
The university Physical Plant also failed to co-operate con- 
cerning the location of the transmitting tower on the roof of 
Tyler Dorm. It was the Plant's opinion that consultation 
with the original architects of the building would be neces- 
sary before the tower could be located there. 

In April of 1978 the station went off the air as a result of 
the expense involved in operation on carrier current. The 
station was using the electrical wiring in individual buildings 
as antennas, and was gaining very poor reception. It was 
considered a waste of money to continue to operate under 
such conditions since the station was planning to go FM. 

More problems then arose for the station, this time cre- 
ated by the administration. Chancellor Thomas Brewer 
expressed concern over the competency of student manag- 
ers and suggested that a professional general manager be 
hired to oversee station operations, removing all but techni- 
cal jurisdiction from the Media Board. The Chancellor also 
expressed a fear that the station might do something to 
embarass the university, and declared that there would be 
no broadcasting beyond the Pitt County line without con- 
trol of the station being placed in the hands of the Board of 
Trustees. Brewer also refused to allow the station to be 
called WECU, saying that it would then be "the voice of the 
university," which he did not want unless it was controlled 
by the university. 

As of April 1979, required studies of the population 

were being made in order to determine the communi 
problems and needs, and to select programming whii 
would reflect those needs. The proposed would incluc 
album-oriented rock and jazz 24 hours a day, broadcastir 
in dolby in order to eliminate distortion and increase lou 
ness. Special radio theatres, comedy hours, student ta 
shows, classical programming, and public service prograr 
ming would also be included. 

Footdragging by the university and the FCC was tf 
primary cause for delay of the FM station going on the ai 
The projected date for the opening of the station Wc 
September, 1979. 

24, Radio Station 

Picture A: John Jeter, the station's general manager, worked 
through a disappointing year of delays towards getting the FM 
station on the air B: The skeleton staff of the station; Jeff Wil- 
liams, Program Director; Glenda Killingsworth, Business Manager; 
and John Jeter, General Manager. 

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Picture A: Windsprints are an integral part of conditioning, B: An ECU 
football player bridges to strengthen his neck C: The clinic concluded with 
a speech by Bear Bryant D: Dummy tackling drills provide the opportuni- 
ty to develop technique. 

226/Foolball Clinic 

Bryant Highlights 
Spring Football Clinic 

University of Alabama head football coach Bear 
Bryant was the featured speaker at ECU's first annual 
spring football clinic, held March 16-18, 1979. 

Bryant, who has led the Crimson Tide to five na- 
tional championships and 20 bowl games, addressed 
the clinic on March 18. Members of the East Carolina 
coaching staff and outstanding high school coaches 
held sessions during the first two days. 

The clinic, which coincided with the opening of 

spring practice for the Pirate football team, offered 
on-the-field instruction as well as lectures. 

Pirate head coach Pat Dye, who served as an 
assistant under Bryant at Alabama said of him, "We 
have the most successful college coach at this clinic 
which will enable high school coaches to learn from 
him and other coaches as well." 

The clinic ended with a speech by Bryant at Men- 
denhall, and was overall a successful event. 

Pi Kappa Phi *s 

Open Greek Week 

W^ith Field Day 


228/Pi Kappa Phi 

Greek Week, the highlight of the year for fraternities and 
sororities, began on Saturday, March 31, with Pi Kappa Phi 
field day. The event was open to all Greeks. Stimulating 
competition and refreshments proved to be enjoyable to all 
who participated. 

Picture A: Music added to the overall atmosphere of the day B: Refresh- 
ments were enjoyed by those who attended field day C: Pi Kappa Phi 
field day included an evening of many competitive events. 

Pi Kappa Phi/ 229 

School Of Business 

Is ecu's Largest 


The School of Business is the largest program at 
East Carolina. Its three departments — Economics, 
Business Administration, and Accounting & Finance 
— offer a varied curriculum for students interested in 
a career in business. 

The ECU School of Business is one of only 118 in 
the nation which has accredited undergraduate and 
graduate programs. The school is accredited by the 
American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Busi- 
ness. It is one of only two in North Carolina to have 
such accreditation. 

Because of the increasing popularity of the pro- 
grams offered by the School of Business, admission 
standards have been raised in order to keep the 

school to a manageable size. The school has increas- 
ing numbers of women enrolled each year. Women 
now make up one third of the students in the pro- 

Plans are being made to place increased emphasis 
on the Master's program, but this is proving difficult 
to achieve because the large number of undergrad- 
uate students require the concentration of most of 
the school's resources on their level. 

The area of Business is a growing field all over the 
United States. Students are opting for careers in 
business in increasing numbers, and the ECU School 
of Business is ready to meet the needs of these 



230/School Of Business 

Picture A: Dr. William Collins instructed what had to be the largest class 
on campus, the infamous "TV Econ " B: This Accounting major is in one 
of the fastest growing fields in the US. job market. C: The area of 
computers is a field that has a great potential for development. 

School Of Business/231 

student Apathy Mismanagement 
Plague Fountainhead 

Students returning to campus for Fall Semester were wel- 
comed by the newly-expanded format of Fountainhead. The 
August 28 issue represented the change from a tabloid to a 

Even with the new expansion, Fountainhead stiW suffered from 
a lack of student interest and had trouble recruiting staff report- 

As a result of the enlarged size of the paper, the printing 
budget which was intended to suffice for the entire year was 
exhausted by February. An additional appropriation was made by 
the Media Board from the remaining funds of the 1978 Bucca- 
neer to cover the deficit. 

Fountainhead 's situation continually worsened, when in the 

Spring, accusations of questionable coverage of the upcoming 
SGA election surfaced. Stories featuring particular candidates 
who were never officially endorsed appeared in the paper before 
the election, and were followed by allegations of mismanagment 
directed toward Editor Doug White. 

An investigation by the Media Board led to a two-week suspen- 
sion of White. News editor Marc Barnes was appointed acting 
editor. The Media Board officially extended the suspension on 
April 10. Ten days later it was reported that White had contacted 
the North Carolina Civil Liberties Union with regard to filing a 
lawsuit against the Media Board and the University. On the same 
day. Chancellor Thomas Brewer reinstated White as editor for 
the one remaining week of the year. 

2.32/ Fountainhead 



Picture A; Sam Rogers, Sports Editor, and Steve Bachncr. 
Production Manager B: Marc Barnes was named Acting 
Editor during the suspension of Doug White. C: Editor 
Doug White was accused of mismanagement, and was re- 
moved from his position by the Media Board He was 
later reinstated by Chancellor Thomas Brewer after threat- 
ening to file a lawsuit against the University D; Anita 
Lancaster, a typesetter, was one of several Founlainhead 
staff members who quit during the stormy tenure of White. 


Picture A: Sue Johnson, Proofreader. B: Barry Clayton, Cartoonist and 
Assistant Trends Editor. C: Deidre Delahunty, Proofreader. D: Ricki 
Gliarmis, News Editor. 


23ii / Foantainhead 

Founfainhead/ 235 

The School of Nursing offers three different 
courses of study. A program which leads to the 
degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing pre- 
pares students for basic professional nursing 
practice. The Master of Science in Nursing con- 
centrates in a clinical specialization with an em- 
phasis in teaching or patient care management. 
Nurse practicioners can be prepared in the 
areas of family, pediatric, adult and obstetrical- 
gynecological care through the Nurse Practi- 
cioner Program. 

The Nursing Program, accredited by the Na- 
tional League for Nursing and approved by the 
North Carolina Board of Nursing, is designed to 
prepare students for Nursing careers in hospi- 
tals, health departments, mental health centers, 
and other community agencies. 

The first class of Nursing students was ad- 
mitted to the School of Nursing in the fall of 
1960. Seventeen nursing majors graduated 
four years later. Since that time, the number of 
student and faculty members has continued to 
increase, and the building has changed from a 
house on Eighth Street that had five offices and 
one classroom, to the present attractive struc- 
ture which contains five classrooms and forty 
faculty offices. 

236/School 0( Nursing 

Picture A: A Nursing student checks over patient charts B: 
Keeping up with paperwork is a large responsibility of a Nurse. 
C: Nursing students discuss premature infants. D: Students 
outside of class E: A Nursing student assists the 
doctor in patient care. 

School Of Nursing/237 

Siill In The 
Swing Of Things 






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On March 3, 1979, the East Carolina baseball team charged 
into a 45-game season. The year proved difficult and demanding, 
yet the Pirates defeated the majority of their opponents. 

Head coach Monte Little watched as the year whittled away his 
hopes for a third consecutive NCAA bid. He commented that the 
major reason behind the team's frustrations was the highly com- 
petitive schedule. The year was one of one-run losses, as the 
team fell to 11 opponents by that slim margin. Coach Little 
attributed many of these losses to a lack of consistency of the 
team's hitting, pitching, emd defense. 

Still, a 25-18 record cannot be labelled unsuccessful. Coach 
Little felt that the record was "excellent, considering our sched- 
ule." With a much tougher schedule now that East Carolina is em 
independent, the team was not expected to perform as well as 
last year. Little felt that the baseball program was continually 

improving. He was especially proud of his four-man pitching 
powerhouse, which was ranked among the top ten in the nation. 

Little was optomistic about next year. He plans to put forth an 
extensive recruiting effort in order to attract more top-notch 
athletes so the team will be able to live up to the demands of em 
ever-toughening schedule. He will be hindered in his effort by a 
recruiting budget that is not adequate. Little claims that the uni- 
versity will have to put forth more money and manpower for 
recruiting in order for the team to reniain competitive in the 

Little is optomistic that the team will be even more successful 
in 1980. Most of the players will be returning and with emphasis 
placed on the team's weaknesses, there is every reason to believe 
that the team will improve on its favorable record of this year. 

' Picture A: Rick De 

Kappa Sigs Celebrate 

Greek Week 
With Funky Nassau 

Kappa Sigma fraternity sponsored Funky Nassau, 
a beer chugging contest, on April 5. The event was 
the fraternity's part of the Greek Week celebration. 
The contest was open to all fraternities and sororities 
and was won by Kappa Alpha. The event provided a 
festive atmosphere for all Greeks to get together for 
a day of fun and a chance to socialize. 

Picture A; Kappa Sigma's yard was filled with beer-thirsty Greeks 
awaiting their chance to compete B; The Pi Kappa Phi's were 
fierce competitors but they were out-chugged by the Kappa Al- 
phas C: The sorority division of Funky Nassau had everyone's 
eyes focused on the stage 

240/Kappa Sigma 

Kappa Sigma/241 

The first annual Greenville Road Race was held Sunday, 
April 1st. The event, sponsored by H.L. Hodges Sporting 
Goods and the Coastal Carolina Track Club, drew over 550 

Hundreds of spectators showed up for the 3:00 p.m. 
start of the race. Rick Clear of Cherry Point crossed the 
finish line 31 minutes and 28 seconds after the starting gun 
was fired. Linda Mason, an ECU student, was the top 
woman finisher, with a time of 41:54. 

The weather proved to be a hindrance for some of the 
runners, as the 80 degree temperature forced many to 
drop out before completing the 6.2 mile course. 

The event was both well-organized and successful, with 
the proceeds going to the Easter Seal Society. 

Picture A: First-place finisher Ricl< Clear heads for the finish line. B: 6.2 
miles in 31:28 is not had for an afternoon's work. C: Some of the more 
than 550 entrants strain in the last 50 yards of the race. 


Fi/e- Hundred Run 

In Firsf >1nnual Road Race 




242/Gree^i«Itc Road Race 


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Youth, Inexperience 
Plague Men Netters 

The ECU Mens' Tennis team finished the 1979 
Spring season with a dismal 2-10 record. Coached by 
Randy Randolph, a former ECU tennis player, this 
year's team suffered from youth and inexperience. 
The team consisted of eight freshmen, one sopho- 
more, two juniors, and one senior. 

This season's schedule included some tough oppo- 
nents such as North Carolina, Atlantic Christian, and 
Duke. Despite this year's disappointing record, ECU 
has eleven out of twelve players returning next year, 
which should provide an opportunity for improved 
performance in all facets of the game. 

Picture A: Curt Tcdesco tosses the ball for service against an 
opponent. B: Kenny Love practices prior to a match, C: Tedesco 
returns with a powerful forehand D: Alex Cunningham volleys 
during a match. 


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Mens' Tennis/245 

Cf f Brcadway 

246/ School Of Dri 

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The Drama Department produced several very success- 
ful plays this year. The productions were of high caliber and 
were enjoyed by all. but the amount of preparation and 
planning required for each one was usually overlooked by 
their audiences. 

The Drama Department spent long hours in preparation 
for each of its productions. There were several lengthy 
steps involved in the planning of each play. These included 
determining the method of interpretation of the screenplay, 
casting, the designing of costumes and sets, and the publi- 
cizing of the show. 

Auditions were held to choose the cast of each show, and 
then lengthy rehearsals were held in order to perfect the 
actors' interpretations of their characters. While this went 
on, set and costume designers were busy ascertaining their 
needs and selecting those materials and fabrics that they 
needed to perfect their creations. Public relations people 
were also busy generating press releases and printing tick- 
ets and posters. 

These preparations had a specific timetable, as the 
shows had to be ready by the date advertised. After weeks 
of individual preparations, the scenery, costumes, lighting 
and acting were integrated into a unified whole which culmi- 
nated in opening night. 

There was quite a lot left to be done after the closing of 
the show as well. Scenery had to be disassembled and 
stored, and costumes had to be cleaned and stored. The 
last thing done was counting and auditing ticket receipts 
and cleaning up the theater. 

The entire process took from four to six weeks, depend- 
ing on the length and complexity of the individual produc- 
tion. The process of preparation and concluding a play 
required as much effort and direction as the production 
itself, and it was through the lengthy efforts of the students 
and faculty in the Drama Department that audiences were 
treated to the high quality productions they witnessed this 

Picture A: The Director of a production must spend long hours in 
preparation in order to insure a high quality show B: This rehearsal for A 
Cry of Players was one of many which was held so that the actors would 
be thoroughly familiar with their roles C: This drama student is busy 
cutting wood for one of the many props used in A Cry of Players. 



Give Blood — Play Rugby 

The East Carolina Rugby Club was founded in the 
Spring of 1976, and after 3 years it is one of the 
strongest sports clubs on campus. Membership in the 
club has grown from 20 members to 50 members, 
making the East Carolina Rugby Club one of the 
largest sports clubs in the state university system. 

The 1978-79 seasons were very successful for the 
club. It was during the Fall season that East Carolina 
sponsored the first annual ECU Octoberfest Invita- 
tional Rugby Tournament, in which 8 teams partici- 
pated. Fort Brgg won the tournament with an 18-10 
victory over Cape Fear. East Carolina finished third 
after dropping its first match to Ft. Bragg 4-0. ECU 
finished its Fall season with a 6-4 record. 

In the Spring the ECU club had one of its best 
recruiting seasons ever, with a total of 14 new players 
turning out. The team played its first two matches in 
Florida over Spring break. 

The Spring season saw the team lose some well 
played matches in the final minutes. The final match- 

es of the season saw ECU reverse this trend, pulling 
off impressive wins over Appalachian State and Dan 
River in the Wake Forest Tournament. In the Wake 
Tournament ECU was also awarded the Sportsman- 
ship Trophy for its play. 

The ECU Rugby Club is a member of the ECU 
Intramural Sports Club Council. The Rugby team 
received a great amount of assistance from the ECU 
Intramural Department. Without this assistance the 
team would have a much harder time sustaining its 
existence. The club also had several fund raising ac- 
tivities to help support itself. The club is open to all 
fulltime students, faculty and staff at ECU. 

Picture A: Farmer and Tanahey look on as possession of the ball 
IS fought for during a line-out B: A scrum-down marks the start of 
a new play. C: ECU makes an open field tackle against NC State. 
D: A NC State opponent is hit after passing the ball. 


The ECU Womens' Softball Team entered its second season 
with great enthusiasm. With strengths returning in pitching and in 
the infield and outfield, Coach Alita Dillon was positive about a 
winning season. 

The team opened the 1978-79 season with a doubleheader 
against Pembroke State, which ended with the Pirate's first win 
and loss of the season. Ups and downs followed as the team fell to 
Appalachian State and defeated North Carolina. 

A three-game losing streak followed, with losses to UNC- 
Greensboro, and two crushing losses to NC State. More problems 
followed for the team, as they lost to North Carolina A & T and 
again to NC State. Wins then followed over Western Carolina and 

The team entered the NC State Tournament with a seasonal 
record of 8-7. The tournament provided one victory against 
North Carolina A & T and losses to North Carolina and NC State. 

The next six games boosted the Pirate's winning record by four 
games. Three doubleheaders gave the team wins over Campbell, 
NC State and UNC-Wilmington. 

The team then proved their ability to win by capturing the title 
in the Appalachian State Tournament. The ladies won two of 
three games against Western Carolina and also defeated UNC- 
Greensboro. The final doubleheader of the season against Meth- 
odist provided the final win and loss of the season, driving the 
record to 18-12 for the year. 

The team did not meet their goal of a 20-win season, but they 
did achieve their second winning season in their brief two-year 
history, which is quite a credit for the young team and their 

Picture A: Kim Holmes strains to pack as much power as she can into her swing, 
B: Bryan Carlyle. a native of Kinston, carried the bulk of the pitching duties for 
the 197879 season 


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252/t'hi Kappa Tau 

•Jy \ ■ On Friday, April 6, the Phi Kappa Taus sponsored their 

( /. , ■_ ,'- annual Spring Fling. The event, which began mid-afternoon, 

^-/l^/' was open to all ECU students. Warm weather, sunny skies, 

\ ( and 25 kegs of beer made everyone who attended mellow 

i and content. Attendance was so great roadblocks were 

• '^ required to help control traffic. 

«2!. i Picture A: Sunny skies added to the enjoyment of Phi Kappa Ta 
' * Spring Fling B: Several kegs provided plenty of beer for the afternoon 
The large crowd was evidence of the fact that students are not apathc 
when it comes to partying. 

Phi Kappa Tau/253 

HEW Threatens Cutoff Of Funds 

Officials of the Department of Health, Education 
and Welfare and the University of North Carolina 
system were engaged in a continuing battle over de- 
segregation throughout early 1979. At stake was $89 
million in federal aid which HEW officials threatened 
to cut off if the University did not implement an 
approved desegregation plan by mid-March. 

At the last minute a plan was drawn up by Gover- 
nor James Hunt to spend $40 million for new aca- 
demic programs and building rennovation at the 
state's predominantly black campuses, where 70% 
of the state's black university students are enrolled. 
Officials of the university termed HEW's demands 
"rigid" and filed suit in late April to block the depart- 
ment from cutting off at least $20 million in federal 

Negotiations with HEW foundered on the question 

of what to do with duplicate programs at local black 
and white campuses. HEW Secretary Joseph Cali- 
fano demanded that the university reduce duplication 
and that the school not initiate any new, potentially 
popular programs at its white campuses. UNC system 
president William Friday responded that "Our basic 
interest is to give more opportunity to go to college. 
You don't do that by closing programs." Albert N. 
Whiting, Chancellor of predominantly-black North 
Carolina Central University added, "My answer to 
HEW is that we should place the emphasis on enhanc- 
ing our curriculum." 

UNC's suit is a basic challenge to all HEW desegre- 
gation efforts in Southern universities. If upheld, the 
suit will undermine desegregation agreements 
reached by HEW with Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, 
Oklahoma, and Virginia. 

Nuclear Mishap 
Spawns Renewed Controversy 

A series of breakdowns in the cooling system of the 
Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's No. 2 reactor 
led to a major accident in the early morning hours of 
March 28, 1979. The Three Mile Island facility is 
located 10 miles south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 
in the Susquehanna River Valley. 

On March 30 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 
warned of a possible core meltdown, a catastrophic 
event that could involve a major loss of life, and also 
raised the threat of an explosion of a hydrogen gas 
bubble that had formed in the overheated reactor 
vessel of the crippled plant. 

Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh ad- 
vised pregnant women and preschool children within 
a five mile radius of the plant to leave the area. 

Nuclear experts worked to cool the overheated 
uranium fuel and to reduce the size of the dangerous 

hydrogen bubble. Evacuation plans for citizens within 
10 to 20 miles downwind of the plant were prepared 
for use when or if technicians decided to force the 
hydrogen gas bubble from the reactor vessel. 

President Carter visited the site on the fifth day 
after the incident and announced that the reactor was 
stable. He also announced that radiation levels in the 
area were safe. 

Seven days after the accident, the announcement 
was made that the hydrogen gas bubble had been 
eliminated. Experts continued in their efforts to bring 
the reactor to a "cold shut-down" state. 

The accident threatened the future use of nuclear 
power in the United States and raised questions of 
the safety systems regulated by the NRC and used by 
the nuclear power industry. 


Thatcher Wins 
British Vote 

Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher and 
her party won a decisive victory in Britain's general 
election on May 3, 1979. She thus became the first 
woman Prime Minister in British history. 

Mrs. Thatcher, an Oxford-educated chemist and 
lawyer, won a substantial majority and a clear man- 
date to reverse the country's march toward Social- 

For Prime Minister James Callaghan, the campaign 
leading up to the election was a difficult one. He had 
decided in October, 1978, against an election at a 
time when he had a good chance of winning, and was 
forced into this one when he lost a vote of confidence 
in Parliament. 

Mrs. Thatcher had her problems as well. Her voice 
and manner reminded many of unfondly-remembered 
schoolmarms. Her party was ill-prepared when the 
Labour Party demanded to know how the Conserva- 
tives would pay for their proposed cuts in income 

It was Britain's 11th postwar general election. La- 
bour won six of the preceding ten, and held power for 
12 of the last 15 years. 

Valentine Drafted 
By Steelers 

Zack Valentine, defensive end for ECU, was draft- 
ed by the world champion Pittsburgh Steelers on May 
3, 1979. He is presently the highest NFL draftee in 
the history of ECU. 

Valentine, a second round draft pick, was twice 
named to the all-Southern Independent first team and 
was named outstanding defensive player in ECU's 35- 
13 Independence Bowl victory. 

Good News, 
Bad News 


Hodge, Al — March 19, 1979 ^ Actor best known 
as Captain Video, television's first kiddie hero, of 
lung disease in Manhattan. He began his career as a 
popular radio performer. 

Lyon, Ben — March 22, 1979 - Actor who ap- 
peared in 72 silent and talking pictures, and who, 
along with his wife Bebe Daniels, broadcast a popular 
radio program in the 1940's, of a heart attack aboard 
the Queen Elizabeth II, in the Pacific. 

Stafford, Jean — March 26, 1979 - Caustic lady 
of letters who tautly structured short stories won a 
1970 Pulitzer Prize, of a heart attack, in White Plains, 

Kelly, Emmett — March 28, 1979 - Creator of 
the sad-eyed hobo clown Weary Willie, whose mourn- 
ful pantomime made him Ringling Brothers' biggest 
attraction for 14 years, of a heart attack, in Sarasota, 

Bhutto, Zulfikar All — April 4, 1979 - Former 
Prime Minister of Pakistan, who was executed for 
conspiring to murder a political opponent in 1974, at 
a jail in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. 

Bayh, Marvella — April 24, 1979 - Wife of Indi- 
ana Senator Birch Bayh, whose battle against cancer 
became a national example of common sense, hope 
and courage for millions, of cancer, in Bethesda, MD. 


256/Barefoot On The Mall 


You've heard of barefoot in the park? Well, the ECU Stu- 
dent Union presented "Barefoot on the Mall" on April 17. 
The day was jammed with all types of events and carnival-type 

The gala playfair began at noon and was followed by fencing 
demonstrations and Karate experts. The ECU Jazz Ensemble 
kept the mall rocking as Toad the Mime entertained the entire 
audience. Toad was one of many professional entertainers 
featured at "Barefoot on the Mall." In her roles. Toad was 
neither male nor female as she observed and used the scenery 
around her to complete her act. By making her performances 
a part of the environment, she delighted her audience by 
reading part of her improvisions After her command perfor- 
mance, the sounds of the mall became clogging medleys as the 
Green Grass Cloggers delighted everyone around. 

Lines were long on the mall as people waited to have their 
palms read and to taste the delicious cotton candy and candied 
apples on sale. For those who were interested in a t-shirt to 
mark the occasion, the only cost was a long wait in line. The 
wind was chilly, the grass was green, the crowd was thick and 
laughter filled the air, as students, young and old, experienced 
"Barefoot on the Mall." 

Picture A: The audience remained alert, as anybody could have been the 
next one selected to perform for Toad. B: Several students displayed their 
many talents and became afternoon entrepreneurs C: A young girl became a 
clown for a day, thanks to Toad the Mime D: Toad the Mrme highlighted the 
day with her silent stage antics E: The "artist" came out in a lot of students 
when they were given a chance to create this masterpiece. 

Barefoot On The Mall/257 

Free 'N Easy 

258/Barefoot On The Mall 

Picture A: The ECU Jazz Ensemble set the afternoon to music. B: Toad the Mime used several 
members of the audience In her acts, C: Pete Podeszwa screens "Barefoot on the Mall" t-shirts. 
which were free to all who had the patience to stand in the long line. D: Playfair gave students the 
chance to enjoy group games. E: There was no age limit for the afternoon of fun 

Barefoot On The Mall '259 

260/Student Union 






The Student Union had an active year bringing var- 
ious forms of entertainment to campus. The various 
committees of the Student Union sponsored everything 
from films and concerts to trips abroad. 

The Major Attractions Committee presented Pablo 
Cruise, the Brothers Johnson and The Outlaws in con- 
cert. Free flicks on Friday and Saturday nights were 
arranged by the Films Committee, while the Lecture 
Series Committee presented such noted personalities as 
Ed Bradley and Shana Alexander. The Coffeehouse 
Committee presented talented ECU students and other 
local celebrities. The Artists and Theater Arts Commit- 
tees featured performances such as Dear Liar, starring 
Michael Learned, and Aint I A Woman, starring Esther 
Rolle. Topping off the list were trips to New York City, 
Hawaii, and the Bahamas sponsored by the Travel Com- 

By presenting such a wide variety of entertainment, 
the Student Union tried to have something for every- 
body. Students and other members of the university 
community truly had many popular things to choose 
from that highlighted and enriched their year at ECU. 

Picture A: Charles Sune was installed as President of the Student 
Union for 1979-80 during the banquet, B: Certificates were presented 
to each member of the Student Union at the annual banquet held in 
appreciation for their year-long service to the Union, C: The Student 
Union topped off its year with a banquet for all its members who had 
served during the year. D: The celebrated "Rudy Awards" were 
presented by outgoing President Michael Morse to those who had 
shown outstanding or unusual service during the year. 

Much More Than Betty Crocker's Baking School 

The School of Home Economics offers 
degrees in Clothing and Textiles, Housing 
and Management, Child Development 
and Family Relations, Food, Nutrition 
and Institution Management, and Home 
Economics Education. 

The Department of Clothing and Tex- 
tiles prepares students for positions relat- 
ing to marketing and management or the 
design and education phase of the cloth- 
ing and textile industry. 

Housing and Management students are 
trained to work with home builders, archi- 
tects, city planners, sociologists, and oth- 
er professionals to provide a better envi- 
ronment in the home and community. 

Students in the department of Child 
Development and Family Relations are 
prepared for such jobs as preschool 
teaching or supervision; social agency 
counseling; or working with exceptional 
children and their families. 

The School of Home Economics offers 
the only coordinated undergraduate pro- 
gram in Clinical Dietetics in the state. 
After successfully completing the pro- 
gram, the student will receive a BS de- 
gree in Home Economics, be eligible to 
take the registration exam and will also 
be eligible for membership in the Ameri- 
can Dietetic Association. 

Students in the undergraduate pro- 
gram in home economics education are 
prepared to teach young adults in the 
areas of consumerism and homemaking, 
agricultural extension services, business 
and industry, and social agencies. 

Facilities in the School of Home Eco- 
nomics include well-equipped laborato- 
ries, classrooms, a home management 
house, a playground area for the pres- 
chool program, offices, a student lounge, 
a reading room, and a social room. 

Picture A: Home Economics Education stresses 
the preparation of good food for one's family B: 
This Institutional Management major learns how to 
prepare nutritious meals for large numbers of peo- 
ple. C: The curriculum in the School of Home Eco- 
nomics involves classroom lectures as well as lab 

262/School Of Home Economic 

School Of Home Economics/263 


Picture A: First baseman Mike Sage stretches for the throw. 
B: Macon Moye, ECU'S leading hitter, puts one away for the 
Pirates- C: Parker Davis delivers a powerful fastball enroute to 
a 5-4 record D: ECU's Diamond Darlings provided support for 
the Pirate sluggers throughout the season. 

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Team Completes Successful, 
Yet Disappointing Season 

1979 Season Record 



South Carolina 



South Carolina 
























North Carolina State 




North Carolina State 


Mj ecu 


Eastern Connecticut State 





Eastern Connecticut State 







* ■ 







Virginia Tech 





Virginia Tech 










' ECU 






North Carolina 


1 ECU 






William and Mary 




Davis and Elkins 




North Carolina 








Pembroke State 



Pembroke State 




Pembroke State 


'j^^i. ECU 

North Carolina State 


'^. ECU 


North Carolina State 


^ ECU 



Virginia Commonwealth 



Liberty Baptist 


' * ECU 


Liberty Baptist 


■ . 1 ECU 


Virginia Wesleyan 






M(' ECU 



& ECU 



m ECU 


Atlantic Christian 


■' ECU 


Atlantic Christian 


■; ECU 


North Carolina Wesleyan 


m ECU 


North Carolina Wesleyan 

■ 'i ECU 


South Carolina 



; ECU 


South Carolina 


Class Of 1979 

Adcock, Ray 
Albertson, Tammie 

Anderson, Cynthia 
Averette, Cindy 
Baker, Ann 
Baker, Phyllis 


Belcher, Kay 

Beesley, Pamela 
Belangia, Elizabeth 

Barnhardt, Tim 
Barnhill, Robert 
Barnwell, Kathy 
Basile, Jeffrey 



Beverage, Thomas 
Biggs, Debra 
Birch, Sally 

Brann, Laura 
Braswell, Ronald 
Brett, Deborah 
Briley, David 


Bron, Alida 
Broome, Cindy 
Brown, Cathy 
Bryan, Jimmy 

Buffaloe, Kim 
Bullock, Louise 
Bumgarner, J. Michael 

Bunn, Deborah 
Burgess, Linda 
Burkhart, Cheryl 
Burns, Susan 

Cain, Edith 
Capettini, Julie 
Carfora, Patricia 

Carrere, Timothy 
Caton, Deborah 
Caudle, Eddie 


Copeland, Ervina 
Cothran, Cindy 
Crawford, Lois 

Colenda, Mary 
Cook, Debbie 

Crisp, Susan 
Crowe, John 
Cumbo, Lisa 
Currie, Joan 

Donohoe, Rosanne 
Dunlap, Edd 


Daniel, Margaret 
Davis, G. Parker 
Davis, Victty 
Dill, James 


Evans, Joyce 

Farlow, Carmen 
Fassnacht, Linda 
Fehlner, Linda 

France, Paulette 
Franke, George 
Freund, Mark 
Fussell, Michael 


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Geely, Beth 
Goldstein, Mariana 
Goodman, Barbara 

Fussell, Polly 
Garner, Teresa 
Gault, Burlon 
Gleiberman, Jeffrey 

Graham, Terrie 
Gray, Charlie 
Green, Rebecca 


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Greer, Steve 
Grill, Pat 
Grogan, John 
Gurganus, Charles 

Harrell, Eva 
Harrell, Patty 
Harriett, Ramona 



Harrison, Tom 

Hawner, Karen 
Hawkins, Lorena 
Hayes, Deborah 

Hoeston, Susan 
Hollingsworth, Ted 
Holloman, Steven 
Holt, Susan 

Jernigan, Libby 
Johnson, Hursel 
Johnson, Vickie 
Jones, Connie 


King, Jennifer 

King, Mark 
Kingrey, Terry 
Kubitz, Brenda 

Lammert, James 
Langston, Ronnie 
Laughter, Robert 
Leary, Lucy 

Lcary, C. 
Liles, Diane 
Lindley, Mark 
Little, Wanda 

Manning, Caria 

Marguglio, Karen 

Markort, Susan 

Matthews, Janet 
Matthews, Robert 
Mayo, Joan 
McCanless, Robert 

McDonald, Gwendolyn 
McDuffie, Mary 
McKee, Mac 


Medlin, Steve 

Moore, Troy 
Morgan, Lorenza 
Murray, Gina 
Murray, Karen 


Nelson, Vicki 
Nentsy, Debby 
Nicholson, Laurie 

Myers, Anna 
Nelms, M. Diane 


Norris, Patricia 
Oakley, Terrie 
O'Donnell, Joan 
Orosz, Susan 

Parker, Jeffrey 
r<» *» ^1, -m Parker, Robin 

Parker, Theresa 

Osorio, Leonor 
Overbey, Gena 
Owen, Wallace 
Parker, Diane 


Plott, Jonathan 
Poole, Dawn 
Poole, William 

Reagan, Thomas 
Renfrew, Martha 
Reynolds, Gina 
Rivenbark, Judy 

Roberson, Rebecca 
Robertson, Nancy 
Robinson, Pam 
Roseborough, J. Louise 

Scott, Eugene 

Scurry, Linda 
Shanahan, Kieran 
Shell, Judy 

Spruill, Cathy 
Stankus, Carol 
Steam, Suzanne 

Suggs, Jacqueline 
Suggs, Kathy 
Suggs, Linda 
Sullivan, Dottie 


Swain, Montine 
Sypes, Julia 
Tamashiro, Naomi 

Tyson, Nettie 
Vanderford, Emma 
Venakle, Orey 
Walters, Steve 

Whited, Phillip 
Whitfield, Jannett 
Williams, Jeoff 

Williams, Willie 


Wooten, Mary 
Wrenn, Deborah 


Windley, Stuart 
Wood, Amy 

Yancey. Dennis 
Yancey, Mabie 
Zajac, Gary 
Zaremski, Gail 

Alkea, Patricia 
Anderson, Barbara 
Askew, Deboreih 

Bass, Judy 
Bell, Lynn 

Brock, Glenn 
Brock, Karen 

Brown, Patty 
Brown, Terry 
Browne, Donna 


Brown, Janet 

4 /Juniors 

Cannon, Ricky 
Carpenter, Margaret 

Bullard, Lynn 
Bullick, Cathy 
Burchette, Edward 

Caton, Carol 
Chambers, Susanne 


Chappell, Michael 
Cloer, Adrienne 

Crawley, Cathy 
Cross, Bettylynn 


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Colwell, Dawn /i ~^. y^^ 

Damron, Cindy 
Daniel, Frances 


Edwards, Judy 
Ellis, Marion 
Emerson, Melanie 

De Jaager, Tammy 
Dement, Kim 
Denson, Pat 

Eri, Michelle 
Etheridge, Penelope 
Evans, Mildred 

Dickerson, Grady 
Dilday, Kyle 
Durham, Peggy 


Graham, Ann 
Grant, Rhonda 

Geere, Deborah 
Gillis, Heather 

Frizzelle, Charles 
Gardner, Kathy 
Gasperson, Sally 

Gray, Cathy 
Hall, Cynthia 

Godfrey, Dawn 
Goforth, Ann 

Hanky, Elizabeth 
Harper, Kendra 

Herring, Michael 
Highsmith, Mike 

Hinton, Lisa 
Hodges, Betsy 


Laing, Laura 
Laing, Mark 
Lambert, Amy 

Jefferson, Edward 
Johnson, Judy 
Johnson. Robert 

Lcingley, Mary 
Lawrence, Claudia 
Ledford, Bobby 

James, Richard ,/■ i£» 

Jarrett, Susan \ 

Lee, Peggy 
Lefler, Libby 
Lillard, Susan 

Little, Jill 

Lupton, Bea 

Madden, Annie 
Malone, Stanley 

Merritt, Cynthia 
Molnar, Edward 
Montgomery, Kim 

Massey, Louise 
Massey, Tammy 
Matthews, Connie 

Manning, Chris 
Manning, Shelton 

Murdoch, Jean 
Myers, Douglas 
Nelson, Joey 

Oliver, Woody 
Olsen, Lee 
O'Neal, Alicia 


Pittman, Janet 
Pollock, Tammy 

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Satterwhite, Gwen 

Sears, Kathy 

Slay, Debra 

Sheats, Theresa 

Strickland, Cynthia 
Strickland, Teresa 

Simmons, Aivin 

Simmons, Jerry 

Small, Becky 

Smith, Irving 



Thigpen, John 
Thompson, Robert 





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Stroud, Henrietta 
Stuart, Andrea 

Tritt, Debbie 

VanWagoner, David 
Vinson, Brenda 
Waller, Emmett 


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Waller, Serndra 
Walsh, Sandy 
Walters, Terri 

White, Mary 
Whitehead, Dorothy 
Whitford, Julia 

Williams, Eric 
Williams, Lauren 

Wogsland, Nancy 
Wood, Patricia 
Wood, Robin 

Williams, Patricia 

Williams, Polly 

Winslow, Catherine 

Woodruff, Teresa 
Wuntke, Mark 
Zack, Lisa 

Albert, Sharon 

Aman, Michael 

Anderson, Michelle 

Baker, Thomas 
Ballance, Lisa ""I 

Ballard, Dympna ^ 

Batten, Lisa 
"^ Baugham, S. McCoy 


Briley, Pamela 
Brinson, Michelle 
Britton, Charles 

Browning, Cindy 
Bullard, Frank 
Caddell, Karen 

^ Conyers, Frederick 

*"^s Couch, Norman 


Deaton, Debbie 

DeBord, Deborah 

Dees, Wilbur 

DeLoatch, Kenneth 
DeLoach, Stanley 
Dixon, Dawn 

Faggart, Robin 

Dreyer, Cathy 

Duckworth, Mark 

Emery, Elridge 


Griffin, Phyllis 
Guion, Teresa 
Gupton, Charles 

Glosson, Donna 

Gurney, Maureen 

Hale, Linda 

Hannah, Jeinet 

Hardee, Danie 
Harper, Annette 
Harris, Linda 


Jacobs, Gail 
Johnson, Andrea 

Hughes, Mary 
Hunter, Teresa 

Hudson, Donna 
Hughes, Ann 
Hughes, Lynn 

Johnson, Vivian 
Johnson, Yvonne 

Hurder, Amy 
Ikner, Karen 

Jones, Jinger 
Jones, Karen 

Killingsworth, Brenda 
Killingsworth, Glenda 

Ladd, Robert 
Lambe, Christopher 
Langley, Cynthia 

Kilpatrick, Cathy 
Kincaid, Michael 

Sophomores /3 17 

Lomax, Diane 
Lowry, Fran 

Meeder, Paul 
Mewborn, Cynthia 
Milliken, Margaret 
Mills. Ramona 

Penerton, Charolett 
Perry, Carroll 

Mobley, Earle 

Morris, Charles 

Mosely, Linda 

Motola, Susan 

Noell, Fran 
O'Briant, Carolyn 
Pailin, Felecia 
Parker, Catherine 

Sophomores/S 1 5 

Plummer, Sharon 

Potts, Nancy 

Powell, Debra 

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Roach, Timothy 

Roberts, Jimmy 

Robertson, Frances 


Shokoufan, Roya 
Simmons, Charlene 

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Snyder, Adele 
Spain, Lisa 
Springle, Eileen 

Schall, Cynthia 
Seagraves, Valerie 


Stone, Mary 
Stuart, Stacey 
Sutker, Michele 


Valalik, Edward 

Van Baars, F. Eric 

Vann, Helen 

Wessells, Ellyn 
Whitaker, Kenneth 
Whitehurst, Kellie 

Tsung, Anne 
Tucker, Judy 

Wagoner, Pam 
__y_jf^- /—A^^ Waters, Vicki 

Wiggins, Cecelia 
f«^K '■I Williams, Angela 
> ^^ Williams, Daneille 

Whitley, Jae 
Whitney, Mary 
Widener, Chris 

Williamson, Jeff Yarborough, Sylvia 

Wilson, Carole Zaky, Anita 

Winslow, Lisa 


Barrow, Kim 
Bartel, Jane 
Basden, Dawn 
Baxley, Tammy 
Beard, Linda 

Banks, Jim 

Barefoot, Tommy 

Barnes, Renee 

Barrett, Angela 

Alien, Robert 

Alston, Gaye 

Anderson, Dorinda 


Benis, Lynn 

Bennett, Linda 

Benson, Donald 

Benson, Paul 

Benton, Dave 

Bishop, Monique 

Bizzell, Andrea 

Bland, Judy 

Bobbit, Wray 


Cale, J. Lynn 
Canady, Sherry 

Buck, Cathy 
Buck, Tony 

Cannon, Michael 
Caveness, Cindy 

Byrun, Ida 
Caddell, Cindy 

Cayton, Dawn 
Clayton, Robin 

Cleve, William 
Conyers, Greg 

Copeland, Jill 
Couch, Daniel 


Dougher, Ann 
Dougherty, Carol 
Downs, Lawrence 

Edwards, David 

Forbes, Tracey 

Franklin, Betsy 

Freelander, Mike 

Geer, Lois 

George, Kathy 

Gibbs, Nancy 

Gillingham, Gail 

Fleetwood, Linda 
Fletcher, Tammy 
Flythe, Reginald 

Futrell, Stanley 

Garner, Peggie 

Gathers, Crystal 

Gay, Marlena 


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Hackman, Debbie 

Harris, Connie 

Haddock, Jennie 

Harrison, Benita 

Hales, Jimmy 

Haughton, Ted 

Ham, Deborah 

Henderson, Angela 

Hinton, Janet 

Hite, David 

Hohnskehn, Arthur 

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Jones, Jackie 

Kearney, Lynnc 

Kinane, Mary 

Link, Linda 

Little, D. Kirk 

Long, Stuart 

Luther, Billy Maiorano, Frank 

Matthews, Rhonda 
Matthews, Teresa 

Mason, Jennifer 
Mason, Pamela 
Massengill, Kim 


McLamb, Lena 
McLaughlin, Penny 
Mears, Jo 
Mehler, Lynn 

'Ml Murray, Myrtle 
Naeser, Joanne 
Mills, Marsha Nail, Lester 

Mitchell, Mary Nicholson, Elizabeth 

Montford, Danny 
Moss, Krista 

Pass, Gina 
Pearson, John 
Pell, Deborah 
Pelone, Frances 

Oakley, Katherine ■ "" "; f""^' ■" l)^ 
Owens, Libby ~ 

Page, Cindy 
Parrish, Greg 

Perry, Donna 
Phipps, Marshal 
Phthisic, Denise 
Pike, John 


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Price, Noah 
Proctor, Thomas 
Quinerly, Kathy 


Respess, Patsie 

Rich, Jamie 

Richardson, Allison 

Richardson, Sandra 

Rogerson, C. Lisa 

Rogerson, Kristi 

Ross, Donna 

Ross, Renee 

Rambo, Jo 
Ransom, Geanice 
Redmond, Brenda 

Rouse, Teresa 
^ Sahhar, Fadia 
Sanders, Susie 
Saunders, Charles 

^ Sheppard, Virginia 

^''' :, Shores, Pat 

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Sargent, Judith 

Schaub, Stephanie 

Schmidt, Cynthia 

Snow, Carla 

Stone, Robin 

Suitt, Carla 

Wade, Ginger 

Wainscott, David 

Wallace, George 

Ward, Julie 

Warren, Abby 


Armstrong, Michael 
Benfield, Joy 

Hanson, Marlene 
Koontz, Don 
Moose, Lynne 
Petterson, Lynne 


Robertson, Patricia 
Sanders, Emily 
Scercy, Ronnie 

Powell, Connie 
Ransom, Richard 
Reep, Roxane 
Rich, Donny 


Photo Credits 

Peter Podeszwa 

John Grogan 

Chap Gurli 


Wide World Photos 

1 (top) 

144 A, B 

1 (bottom) 

162 A, B 

11 c 

223 B 

20 A 132 B 

4 A 

145 A, B 

2 A, B, C 

163 C 

13 C 

226 A, 


21 B, C 133 A, C 

5 C 

146 B 

8 A, C 

164 A, C 

17 B 

227 C, 


30 A 134 A, B 

6 A 

147 C 

9 D 

165 B, D, E 

23 A 

228 B 

31 B 211 A 

7 B, C, D 

150 A, B 

16 A 

166 A 

27 B, C 

229 A, 


10 A 

151 C, D 

17 F 

170 A 

52 B 

231 B 

Laurie Arrants 

11 D 

158 A 

19 E 

171 C, D 

66 A, B 

232 A 

14 A, B, C 

172 A, D 

33 A, B, E 

180 A, B, D 

67 C, D 

233 C. 


15 D 

173 B, C, 

E, F 

36 B 

181 C 

69 B, C 

234 A 

34 C, D, E 35 A, E, 

F, G 

25 A, B, C, D 

176 A, B, 


41 B 

183 B, D, E 

83 C 

235 D 

33 C, D 

177 C, E, 


44 B 

184 A, C 

92 B 

240 A 

Frank Barrow 

36 A 

178 A 

46 A, C 

185 C 

93 A, C 

241 B, 


38 A 

179 B, C 

48 A, C, D 

186 B 

96 A 

252 A, 


39 B, C 

181 F 

49 B, E, F 

187 D 

97 B, C 

253 B 

35 C 

41 A, C 

190 A 

64 B 

188 A, C 

110 A 

256 A, 

C, D 

44 A 

191 C, D 

65 A, C 

189 B, D 

122 A, B, 


257 B, 


Ellen Fishburne 

45 B, D 

194 A, B, 


66 A, B 

191 B 

123 D 

258 A, 


47 B, D 

195 D 

67 C, D 

196 A 

124 A 

259 C, 

D, E 

107 C 

50 A, C 

196 B, C 

69 B, C 

209 B 

125 B 

262 A 

51 B, D 

197 D 

74 A, B 

212 B 

128 A 

263 B, 


62 A, C, D 

63 B, E 

204 A 

205 B, C, 


77 B 
79 C, D 

213 C 

214 B 

160 A 

161 B, C 

Georgette Hedrick 

70 A, C 

206 A, D 

88 C 

216 A 

162 A, B 

71 B 

207 B, C, 


89 A, B, D, E 

217 B, C 

163 D 

16 C, D 18 A, C 


208 A 

99 A 

218 A 

166 B 

17 B, E 19 B 


220 A 

102 B 

224 A 

167 C 

75 C 

222 A 

103 A, C 

225 B 

180 E 

Richard Lymburner 

76 A, C 

232 B 

105 A 

231 A 

182 A 

77 D 

234 B 

126 A, C 

242 A 

183 C 

94 A, D, E 95 B, C, 

, F 

78 A, B, E 

235 C 

127 B, D, E 

244 A, B 

203 A 

79 F 

243 B, C 

128 B 

245 C, D 

212 A 

84 A, C, D 

246 A, B 

130 B 

250 A 

213 D 

Catherine Mercer 

85 B, E 

247 C 

139 C 

251 B 

86 A 

260 A, B, 


146 A 

265 D 

186 A, C 

87 B, C 

261 D 

149 A, B, C 

348 A 

Steve Romero 

90 A, B, C, D 

152 A 

Joseph Millard 

91 E 

153 C 

114 A, C, D 

115 B, E 

154 A, C 

155 B, E 

8 B 
12 A, B 

58 A 

59 B 

s C 

', D 

108 A 109 B 

116 A 

159 B 

26 A 

75 D 

117 B 

161 B 

35 B 

82 A 

Carroll Punte 

130 C 

52 A 

83 B 

131 D, E 

53 C, D 



19 D 

138 B 

Doug Melton 

54 A, C 

119 A, C 

139 A, D 

55 B, D 

174 A 

Kip Sloan 

142 A, D, E 

153 B, D 264 A, C 

56 A 

175 B 

143 B, C, F 

155 D 265 B 

57 B, C 

68 A 107 A 

344/Photo Credits 

Printing Specifications 

Buccaneer, the student yearbook of East Carolina 
University, is published by the East Carolina Universi- 
ty Media Board, Mendenhall Student Center, East 
Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27834. 

Press run for the 1979 Buccaneer was 7000 copies 
with 348 pages. The book was printed by Josten's/ 
American Yearbook Company, Clarksville, TN, on 
80 pound glossy enamel paper. Body copy is 10 
point Souvenir with bold and italic emphasis faces. 
Captions are set in 8 point Souvenir. Headlines vary 

in style and size, using paste-up type for some pages. 
Black and white photographs are printed as halftones 
and were taken by the ECU Photo Lab staff, with 
some contributed by others. Color reproductions are 
from prints taken by the Photo Lab staff. Classes 
photographs were taken by Stevens Studios, Bangor, 
ME. The cover is Maroon Craftline embossed in Cor- 
dova grain, hot-stamped in silver foil, and was de- 
signed and executed by Ellen N. Fishburne of the 
Buccaneer staff. 

Printing SpGCs/34.S 

Albee, Edward - 112 
Alexander, Shana — 214 
Alpha Omicron Pi - 212 
Art, School of - 176 


Barefoot on the Mall - 256 

Baseball - 238, 264 

Basketball, Mens' - 108, 130, 146, 

162, 178, 190 
Basketball, Womens' - 116, 128, 

158, 166 
Berger, Keith - 32 
Bradley, Ed - 214 
Brothers Johnson — 24 
Bryant, Bear - 226 
Buccaneer — 180 

Campus Map — 120 
Cheerleaders — 138 
Chi Omega — 54 
Conclusion — 348 
Cross, Mike - 218 


Dorm Life - 104 
Drama, School of — 246 
Drop-Add — 6 


East Carolina Gay Community — 200 

Emily - 194 

An Evening of Dance — 204 

Ficklen Stadium — 8 

Field Hockey - 34 


Appalachian State — 56 
Marshall - 82 
North Carolina — 14 

North Carolina State — 10 
Richmond — 38 
Texas-Arlington — 26 
William and Mary — 74 

Fountainhead — 232 

Freshmen — 326-341 


Gillman, Larry — 208 
Globetrotters — 66 
Graduate Students — 342 
"Great Escape" — 184 
Gregg Smith Singers — 118 
Greenville Road Race - 242 


Halloween — 52 
Hatter Classic - 108 
Homecoming — 72 
Home Economics, School of 


Independence Bowl — 86 
International Language Organization — 

Intramurals - 22, 96, 110, 140, 248 

Juniors - 293-308 


Kappa Sigma — 240 
Kreskin — 36 

Marathon '33 - 84 
Marching Pirates — 44 
Media Board — 64 
Medicine, School of — 16 
Mens' Residence Council — 70 
Mother's Finest — 24 
Moving In — 4 
Music, School of — 164 


Nancy Hauser Dance Co. — 42 

Balloon Flight - 39 

Brewer, Thomas — 48 

British Elections - 254 

Cambodia — 100 

China - 100, 136 

Cleveland — 30 

Coastal Carolina Chemical Fire — 

Collegiate Basketball Championship 
- 136 

Collegiate Football Championship — 

Competency Tests — 60 

Guyana — 80 

HEW vs. UNC - 254 

Iran — 136 

Liquor-by-the-drink — 60 

Mid-East Peace Treaty - 210 

NFL Draft - 254 

Obituaries - 30, 60, 100, 136, 254 

Popes - 20 

San Diego Plane Crash — 30 

Senate Election — 60 

Super Bowl - 100 

Three Mile Island - 254 

Vietnam - 100, 136 
North Carolina Dance Theater — 168 
Notre Dame - 178 
Nursing, School of — 236 


Odom, Dave - 208 
Outlaws - 206 
Oyster Bowl - 38 

Phi Sigma Iota - 98 
Phi Upsilon Omicron — 94 
Photo Credits - 344 
Photo Lab - 196 
Piedmont Chamber Orchestra 
Pi Kappa Phi - 228 
Pippin — 50 


Rebel - 188 
Rolle, Esther - 214 
Rugby - 248 

Seniors - 266-292 
"Seventies" — 132 
Sigma Sigma Sigma — 216 
Sign Language Club — 202 
Snow — 152 
Soccer — 68 
Softball - 250 
Sophomores — 309-325 
Sports Medicine — 192 
Strohs' Case Stacking Contest — 
Student Apathy - 220 
Student Government Association 

126, 174 
Student Union - 260 
Swimming — 142, 170 

Table of Contents — 2 
Tau Kappa Epsilon — 172 
Taylor, Livingston — 62 
Technology, School of — 114 
Tennis, Mens' — 244 
Tennis, Womcns' — 28 
Title page — 1 


Volleyball - 12 

Lambda Chi Alpha — 58 
Learned, Michael — 214 


Pablo Cruise - 62 
Panhellenic Council — 102 
Phi Eta Sigma - 160 
Phi Kappa Tau - 252 


WECU - 224 

Wind Ensemble - 124 

Wrestling - 122, 150 


But above all, he is both great and insignificant. 
A small man in a large line or a nameless face 
n an auditorium class, the University student 
s the most important product of that University 
ts first and only criterion for measuring its success. 

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